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Old 03-14-2004, 04:49 PM   #1
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No sound in Mandrake 10 Community

I am having trouble getting the sound working on my audigy 2 zs in Mandrake 10. Every time i boot up mandrake i get this message:

Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device: default can't be opened for playback (No such file or directory)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

This also comes up when i go to System/Configuration/KDE/Sound/Sound System in the start menu and try to enable the Sound System. When i open kmix it is basically blank (no sliders or anything). There is only an empty drop down menu that is labeled Current Mixer. When i click on my sound card in Mandrake Control Center this is what comes up:

Vendor: Creative Labs
Alternative drivers: snd-emu10k1
Bus: PCI
Bus identification: 1102:4:1102:2002
Location on the bus: 1:8:0
Description: EMU10K2 Audigy Audio Processor
Module: audigy

If i click on run config tool the displayed options for driver are snd-emu10k1, emu10k1, and audigy, currently at snd-emu10k1. However, changing the driver doesn't seem to help.

A couple other things i noticed that are probably unimportant. I read of a similar problem on another message board and it was suggested that I my add username into the audio group, but in the Mandrake Linux User Management Tool the only group i see is my username. Also there is no dsp folder in /dev/ (read somewhere that this was related to sound).

Obviously i'm a Linux newb. Can Anyone help?
Old 03-14-2004, 06:51 PM   #2
Marc A
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I've had troubles of this kind but you seems to have the right driver for your card.
Try in the sound section aumix, kmix and every mixer to set the sound on.

In the management tool you can't see anything else that your current user profile exept if you go with root profile (on terminal) than you'll see the whole system (with all permissions). Maybe root got to give your user the audio group permission. I never use groups with Madrake but my sound problem disapeared with setting all mixers on.

Hopes you'll find a way, good luck, Marc A


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