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Old 01-24-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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mandrake 10.1 sound stopped working


My sound has stopped working with 10.1.Opening up Kmix causes the system to become unstable.

Greatful for any help.


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Old 01-25-2005, 07:25 AM   #2
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Did it work earlier?
Did you do anything when it stopped?
Have you tried rebooting?
Have you powered your speakers on?
What soundcard do you have?
What sound application do you use?

Questions, questions, questions....

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Old 01-25-2005, 08:29 AM   #3
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Hello Peder.
The sound system was working perfectly.It stopped working for no reason.I use XMMS,Audacity and Amorok and get no sound response from these applications.Opening Kmix makes the mouse eratic-slow and jerky and the sysem unusable.I use a Soundblaster AudioPCI64V/Audio PCI28.I have tried rebooting and the speakers are powered.
The sound system works perfectly when booting to Win98.
Thanks for the reply.

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Old 01-25-2005, 08:56 AM   #4
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Does xmms play the file or do you get an error? If it plays OK (though soundless) open a terminal and enter 'alsamixer'
Use 'm' to mute/unmute, arrow-left/right to move, arrow-up/down to change volume and <Esc> to exit.
Make sure Master and PCM are unmuted and resonably loud.

Have you looked at this earlier thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=279746
You should probably use snd-ens1371 or snd-ens1370.
(as per http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...ve_Labs#matrix)

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Old 01-25-2005, 09:42 AM   #5
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Thanks Peder for help and interest in my problem.
Well XMMS just disappears when I try to play a sound file.
Amorak appears to play but no sound.Have tried alsamixer from the shell but get command not found.I will look at the previous thread.

Thanks again

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Old 01-25-2005, 09:51 AM   #6
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You need to 'urpmi alsa-utils' to use alsamixer.

If xmms disappears, try starting it from a terminal. That way you get more info about the crash.
I had that problem after installing the mpc/mpp plugin (turned out I had an old version I think).

Perhaps you've got two separate problems: Muted alsa-channels and buggy xmms.

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Old 01-25-2005, 10:14 AM   #7
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hello again Peder
Got Alsamixer but is won't open from shell says no file or directory.Xmms from shell says device or resource busy.
I think I will have to reinstall 10.1 and start from scratch.

Thanks again Peder

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Old 01-25-2005, 10:37 AM   #8
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Try running '/usr/bin/alsamixer'
If you use tcsh you have to run 'rehash' to update your commands.

Try removing your xmms config directory: 'rm -rf ~/.xmms'

Check the properties of the alsa devices: 'ls -la /dev/dsp /dev/audio /dev/mixer'
They should be owned by the person logged in (you). I have :
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crw-rw----  1 peder audio 14, 4 jan 24 17:39 /dev/audio
crw-rw----  1 peder audio 14, 3 jan 24 17:39 /dev/dsp
crw-rw----  1 peder audio 14, 0 jan 24 17:39 /dev/mixer
Also, as root, do a 'lsmod | grep snd' . You should have a number of entries showing up.

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Old 01-25-2005, 10:55 AM   #9
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After running ls -la etc i get
crw-rw---- 1 david audio 14, 3 Jan 25 12:36 /dev/dsp
crw-rw---- 1 david audio 14, 0 Jan 25 12:36 /dev/mixer
After usr/bin/alsamixer i get 'no such file or directory even though it exists.
Dont understand tcsh.

Thanks Peder.Things start to get interesting when the system goes wrong.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:07 AM   #10
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Sorry Peder
I seem to have dev/audio missing and lsmod | grep snd shows nothing.

Dave
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:19 AM   #11
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I just realized: you have to be root to do the lsmod and modprobe things
Also (as root) make sure you haven't started esd: 'killall esd'

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After usr/bin/alsamixer i get 'no such file or directory even though it exists.
Unless it's a typo, you forgot the first / (as in /usr/bin/alsamixer instead of usr/bin/alsamixer)
Try 'ls -la /usr/bin/alsamixer' . If you end up with "no such file..." you haven't installed alsa-utils properly.
In that case try 'urpme alsa-utils ; urpmi alsa-utils'

Strange if you have /dev/dsp but no snd*. Try
Code:
modprobe snd-ens1371
modprobe snd-ens1370
modprobe snd-pcm-oss
modprobe snd-mixer-oss
modprobe snd-seq-oss
and look if /dev/audio shows up. (One of the snd-ens will probably fail. If both does try 'modprobe snd-emu10k1')

Also read through the earlier link I showed you.

- Peder

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Old 01-25-2005, 12:43 PM   #12
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Command /usr/bin/alsamixer gives response

alsamixer : function snd.ctl-open failed for default ;no such file or directory.

ls -la/usr/bin/alsamixer gives response
-rwxr -xr -x 1 root root 34808 Sept 10 19:25/usrbin/alsamixer

modeprobe snd ens1371 just returns the prompt for each command in turn.

Thanks for all your time Peder I will now look at the other post you suggested.

Dave
 
Old 02-20-2005, 04:14 AM   #13
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Alsaconf solved the same problem for me in 5 seconds
 
Old 02-20-2005, 09:35 AM   #14
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Thanks Igu I have tried it all.My sound comes and goes at will.Ive given up on it.

Thanks

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