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Old 11-30-2004, 07:35 PM   #1
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sound drivers not working-need help troubleshooting


My mandrake distro currently dosen't have any sound. There was one error, that said that one of the sound drivers was access denied. I fixed that and there is still no sound, could someone please help me with this?
 
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I usually have to first run 'alsaconf' as root to make sure the right drivers are setup, and then make
myself a member of the 'audio' group.
 
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the alsaconf command dosen't seem to exist(yes, even as root)
 
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You may need to install the alsa-utils package. Use either the MCC graphical software installation or in the shell, enter 'urpmi alsa-utils' as root.

Or another possibility is that you still have the regular user paths. You could enter 'bash -l' after su'ing to root to make sure that you have run the root startup scripts which set up the environment variables.

The permission problems you mentioned indicate that you need to be a member of the audio group, so running alsaconf may not be necessary. But I use the program first, just in case it is needed.

By the way, you can locate which package a program is in by using the command 'urpmq'. You don't need to be root to use this command. Or you could use the search function of the graphical installer.

Good Luck!
 
  


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