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Old 09-23-2004, 08:52 AM   #16
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chilehead & philw, try to update yr drivers. May help.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 04:07 PM   #17
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Have you trie using a different sound server other than ALSA?
I have a SBLive! and cannot use it with alsa but as I dont see any disadvantage with using another sound server, I simply go into the sound applet of the KDE control panel and change the server after everytime I compile a new kernel. Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 10:46 AM   #18
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alsa is not a sound server - it's an architecture between drivers and kernel and drivers themselves. Sound servers are working on top of alsa/oss. Kde sound server won't work if Alsa is down.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 03:15 PM   #19
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Using mandrake 10.1 I have to start kmix in kde everytime I've rebooted and activate the sound. Anywhere I can change this so it's always activated when entering kde?
 
Old 09-24-2004, 05:44 PM   #20
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That is helpful leadazide, from whence did you come up with yor name?, I am a chemist.
So what I am changing in KDE-->Configure sound system--> Hardware tab is the architecture. I see, thanks for the correction.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 11:21 AM   #21
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leadazide:
OK....relative newbie question here. I downloaded the latest driver, but what do I do with it? In windows, you just did the whole device manager thing, and installed the new driver through there.

I have tried the "make" and "make install" process, but I have never gotten anything sucessfully installed that way. Any help would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 10-11-2004, 10:53 AM   #22
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I am still having the sound problem.....does anyone know why alsa services need to be re-started everytime I boot up, even though it seems to show in Mandrake Control Center/Services that it is configured to start on boot????
 
Old 10-11-2004, 10:58 AM   #23
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Usually this is a permissions problem if it is not a hardware or configuration problem.

At a prompt try

service alsa restart

and

service sound restart

and see if both result in an OK.

Also you may want to perform non graphical startup on the next boot and see if both of these services have started.

Finally could it be that the services have started but the mixer is either muted or very low?
 
Old 10-11-2004, 12:14 PM   #24
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I typed
"service alsa restart" and "service sound restart" and got OK's for both. Is this somehow different from restarting alsa under Services in Mandrake Control Center? Either way I do it, sound works fine afterwards. It is the fact that I have to do it each time I boot that is the problem.

During bootup, at the line where sound is being started, there is a message that says "alsa already running", but I get an OK anyway.

My mixer settings are fine
Any ideas?
 
Old 10-11-2004, 12:23 PM   #25
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I'd suggest doing the interactive startup ("I" during initial startup) and stepping through each server.

Wait 10 seconds between hitting "Y", and see if you can spot at which point you get the error.

This may lead to the problem.

Remember worst case you can add those two commands to /etc/rc.d/rc.local to get the system to automatically execute them upon startup.

btw: check the perms on /dev/dsp and your other sound devices.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 12:40 PM   #26
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ok...I didn't see anything during the interactive startup except for the message on the alsa line saying it is already running.

I put the two commands at the end of the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file and it seems to be working......Thanks

I'll check the permissions on dev/dsp later and get back to you Thanks again for your help
 
  


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