LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-11-2003, 04:51 AM   #1
PhatZero
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy ALSA installed, kmix dead, slack 9, what now?


hi there!
i read through the forum and installed alsa correctly for
my on board sound, compiling it with

./configure --with-cards=via82xx --with-kernel=/usr
make
make install

and it reported me that it was all fine n nice, and that it is
muted by default

but when i tried to run KMIX it starts but xmix is loaded somehow
completely crooked, cant see nothing just some grey window
and i am pretty sad bout this...

someone got another ap to crank up the volume or some idea
what i might have done wrong?

cya
Phat

ps. Mobo is a Gigabyte GA-7VR with the above listed onboard sound...
 
Old 06-11-2003, 08:19 AM   #2
chakkerz
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Distribution: RedHat (RHEL, FC, CentOS), openSuSE, Mac OS X
Posts: 653

Rep: Reputation: 32
alsa comes with it's own mixer alsamixer i think it's called.

silly question but why not compile the sound driver into the kernel? Sorry, i favour monolithic kernels.

Oh yeah alsa and arts don't get along so well (which might start up in KDE)
 
Old 06-11-2003, 09:38 AM   #3
pbhj
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: UK
Distribution: Slackware 12; Ubuntu 7.10
Posts: 358

Rep: Reputation: 31
Kmix starts with a grey window as the default until you select a hardware mixer for it to work with ... oyu go the menu and select something like add device (check all the menu items and you'll find it) then there's drop down list and you select your mixer. If there's no mixer there then there's something wrong with your setup. Once a mixer is selected the grey window should change to a number of sliders representing the different inputs and outputs of your sound system. It seems the sliders need to be quite high to get normal volume levels.

HTH

pbhj
 
Old 06-11-2003, 12:56 PM   #4
PhatZero
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally posted by pbhj
Kmix starts with a grey window as the default until you select a hardware mixer for it to work with ... oyu go the menu and select something like add device (check all the menu items and you'll find it) then there's drop down list and you select your mixer. If there's no mixer there then there's something wrong with your setup. Once a mixer is selected the grey window should change to a number of sliders representing the different inputs and outputs of your sound system. It seems the sliders need to be quite high to get normal volume levels.

HTH

pbhj
heya thx for both 2 posts
but the crooked thing is i dont see ANYTHING dont see
a menue for it, its just some freaky grey box...

maybe updating it to never version?

cya
Phat
 
Old 06-12-2003, 03:08 AM   #5
chakkerz
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Distribution: RedHat (RHEL, FC, CentOS), openSuSE, Mac OS X
Posts: 653

Rep: Reputation: 32
alsamixer runs in the console
 
Old 06-12-2003, 03:29 AM   #6
Azmeen
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Malaysia
Distribution: Slackware, LFS, CentOS
Posts: 1,307

Rep: Reputation: 46
I have the same sound card as you and my alsa installation works perfectly...

My steps:

Downloaded driver, libraries, utilities and tools.

Follow the Quick Install instructions here.

Follow it step-by-step for drivers, libs, and utils.

It'll work... guaranteed!

Anyway... why'd you use the --with-kernel flag?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
installed apt, sql is dead Kanon Linux - Software 6 07-26-2005 03:15 PM
HELP!!! Installed kde 3392 rpms keyboard dead inside kde, working in shell hansschmucker SUSE / openSUSE 1 02-13-2005 09:01 PM
pcm kmix, alsa problem with sis7012 ivan.tg Slackware 0 07-01-2004 07:47 AM
Installed All software updates, graphics are now dead Tenover Linux - Newbie 1 09-03-2003 05:46 PM
installed RedHat, now USB is dead nothlit Linux - Software 1 11-25-2001 05:54 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:11 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration