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Old 11-23-2012, 02:16 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2012
Location: Holden, ME, USA
Distribution: SlackWare64 14.00
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Sound not working

So I have recently decided to start listening to music on my desktop which I use Slackware64 14.0 on. Well it's not working plain and simple but heres a few things I've done to show you I've done what used to be sufficent back in like slackware 12 or 11 when I first started using slackware on this desktop. (went back to windows for a while because of complications using linux at that time) so this isn't an upgrade from an older version of linux)

I have installed the proper linux realtek driver for my sound card.
I have messed around with alsa.conf but when I use numbers it seems when I reboot next the audio stops working (From what I think but haven't proven this and don't wish to take the time to unless I must but that this depends on how I restart the computer)
I have researched this plenty even bugged the guys on freenode irc channel for slackware and they helped me to at least get it working til I restart.
this issue is really annoying me because guides i find are not very clear or not for me, etc.

Tell me what you want me to give you for information and what you want me to edit and I'll try it but I saw something about devices sometimes can change order so I'm thinking I either need to setup by name or define an order for my devices. Also another note: I have 2 "cards" that are both the same each with 2 devices I know which card is the correct one and I'm pretty sure of the device. ( was but I have forgotten now possibly what it was but thats not too hard to fix if we get the wrong device) Thats everything I have got for you guys so you tell me what you need and I'll give it to you and do what you think I should do. Thanks

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Old 11-23-2012, 02:24 AM   #2
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I don't know about alsa.conf, but after I adjust my sound with alsamixer, a "sudo (or just su instead) alsactl store" is required to prevent the settings from being overwritten on reboots if I recall correctly.
Old 11-23-2012, 03:10 AM   #3
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right but no thats nothing to do with my issue I know all about that but I did fix my issue by finding out how to force a device to be first detected so now it works since i have also made another config file which defines the default


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