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Old 02-25-2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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Vixta - Sound Issues - Toshiba Satellite M60 - BK3 - Help

I'm Running a

OS - Linux - Vixta A.k.a Fedora 8 Vista Spoof
Toshiba Satellite M60 - BK3
512 mb Ram
100gb HD
Harman / Kardon Internal Sound (SRS)
Intel Centrino
Navada Graphics

Ok so I recently installed this and from the day of install I had problems with my sound drivers... I can here the error and boot up sounds and random sounds that this OS tends to mke but when trying to view videos or music I cant here any thing... I've tryed Uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers and nothing? any body out there know of an easy fix?

try and keep it stupidfyed for me kinda a n00b to linux
Old 02-25-2008, 11:26 PM   #2
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You can hear the system sounds fine, but no sound with multi-media?
(The system sounds should not be "random" so I hope that's just banter...)

This is not a sound-driver issue.

But, just in case, enter "lspci" into a terminal and copy over what it says about the soundcard. Then add the output of "lsmod | grep snd". I don't expect to find anything but this is good practice... never trust what the vendor says about your hardware.

What is happening sounds more like a codec issue... what format are these files? What are you using to play them.

If you are trying to play microsoft (avi wma wmv) or motion picture entertainment group (mp3, mpg) formats, or container formats using them or other proprietary codecs, then you can expect the kinds of trouble you describe.

The easiest way to check is - in the first instance, attempt to play a file stored in a free format like wav, ogg-vorbis/theora, flac etc.

If you have not installed the proprietary codecs package, you may want to. Even with this, some av files will not play part of their content... a useful workaround is to convert them to a format using ffmpeg2theora.

And last of all: the obligatory teasing for actually using a distro that is designed to look as much as possible like Vista... nyah nyah nyah

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 02-25-2008 at 11:27 PM.


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