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Old 09-23-2004, 11:19 PM   #1
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Audio Problem =/


I'm having a problem with my audio. I can hear simple sound effects from KDE however I cannot get any sound output from music files or audio cd's. I'm very new to linux, only recently have committed myself to making the switch, and as such not very familiar with all of the ins and outs of it so I'd be grateful for any/all advice (though you may have to dumb it down a little :-). I'm running Slackware 9.1 with the 2.4.26 kernel (I think) and am using onboard audio from a A7N8X-Deluxe nForce2 motherboard.

Old 09-24-2004, 02:22 AM   #2
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So you get audio from KDE, so where you don't get audio from? I know, music files, but using which program? Try XMMS (a WinAm... clone) and try choosing different output plugins.
Old 09-24-2004, 10:14 AM   #3
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In XMMS, the WMP clone, and the CD Player program (sorry, can't remember the name) it shows the file playing, I just don't get any output. I"ve run alsamixer and turned the volume up on all channels but still no output. I'm sure that it's something simple and I'm going to feel stupid for not knowing but oh well :-)

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Probably tried this but... did you turn up the volume on the app itself (all those mentioned have volume levelers)...
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If you installed alsa as a package, check whether you're not using the alsa-driver which was compiled for kernel 2.4.27. If so, replace it with the one for 2.4.26. Worked for me :-)

[EDIT] Oops, didn't read carefully enough, if this was the problem you wouldn't have _any_ sounds...

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Old 09-24-2004, 11:41 AM   #6
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in xmms, what output plugin do you use (under preferences)? there should be options like arts, alsa and oss. i suggest trying arts plugin, if that won't work i would try alsa ...
arts is the kde sound-server, it routes the audio from your app through it and delivers it to alsa (basicly the sound driver). if arts is active, you can't communicate with alsa directly, only via arts, so the alsa plugin won't work.

good luck


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