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Old 09-23-2003, 12:50 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
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ALSA Problem..


I have a SoundBlaster 128 PCI (es1370 OSS module) and I installed the ALSA drivers from Slackware's ftp

ALSA found my soundcard and it probed som modules:
snd-ens1370             8172   0 
agpgart                41656   3  (autoclean)
nvidia               1628448   8  (autoclean)
gameport                1484   0  [snd-ens1370]
snd-pcm                55904   0  [snd-ens1370]
snd-timer              13252   0  [snd-pcm]
snd-page-alloc          6004   0  [snd-ens1370 snd-pcm]
snd-rawmidi            12512   0  [snd-ens1370]
snd-seq-device          3920   0  [snd-rawmidi]
snd-ak4531-codec        4792   0  [snd-ens1370]
snd                    27460   0  [snd-ens1370 snd-pcm snd-timer snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd-ak4531-codec]
soundcore               3652   2  [snd]
uhci                   25616   0  (unused)
usbcore                62016   1  [uhci]
pcmcia_core            42240   0 
ide-scsi               10192   0 
eepro100               20020   1 
mii                     2496   0  [eepro100]
I start Xmms and choose the Output as ALSA output plugin, I can play Mp3's but there is no sound! =(
I read the 'ALSA-sound' mini-howto and tried to fix it with 'amixer' but without success.

Can anyone help me?

PS. Sorry for my bad English
Old 09-23-2003, 08:17 PM   #2
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Try starting alsamixer and unmute (at least) master and pcm.
You unmute by highlighting, say, master then shift-m.
Then the up arrow increases your level.
Once you have your settings figured do "alsactl store"
Wouldn't hurt to look at man alsamixer and man alsactl.
Old 09-24-2003, 03:59 AM   #3
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Thanks for your post, I have it all running just fine now.
I most have missed the 'alsamixer' and 'alsactl' =/


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