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Old 01-25-2005, 04:39 PM   #1
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Ears bleeding!! Sound problems one Sw10.0

Now I've got the visuals working on my new Slackware 10.0 installation, its time
for the sounds. However as soon as I tried to play an audio file with Kaboodle
I got some horrible high pitched tones coming from my speakers. But that was
yesterday, and they are still making the same evil sounds today; despite the
PC being turned off since then!!! Obviously something has started up right
away to control the sound, but just making a complete hash of it. I can't turn
this sound off at all - thank god for volume controls on my speakers.

Any ideas to what causing this painful problem?
Old 01-25-2005, 05:34 PM   #2
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Yea, I hate that
Try turning off your AC97 Codec in alsamixer.
Old 01-26-2005, 03:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for that tip, its worked a treat. I hadn't spotted the extra controls off the edge of the window.
Old 01-27-2005, 03:32 AM   #4
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Alsamixer seems to default to AC97 on when I turn things on,
is there a way of changing its default settings, so AC97 is off on startup?
Old 01-27-2005, 08:14 AM   #5
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To save the current alsa mixer settings type as root
alsactrl store
I also had this problem.

Maybe we should convince shilo to put it in his how i did it all thread and site.

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