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Old 02-26-2003, 03:28 PM   #1
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I have followed the instructions on:

because this is the soundcard that I have. I rebooted, but alas, still no sound. I know there are posts about this all the time, but none of the previous posts helped me at all.

When I run lsmod I get the following output (among other things):

snd-via82xx 9484 0 (autoclean)

which would signify that the module is loaded.

When I run: modinfo soundcore it returns that I do in fact have soundcore installed, and according to the above url, if it returns that it is installed, I do not need to recompile the kernal. I just don't understand what else I have to do to get sound working...To test if it was working, I used xmms and a wav file, xmms and a mp3 file, and mplayer and a mpg file. Although no errors were returned by any of the programs, I did not recieve any sound through my speakers. And yes, my speakers are turned on and plugged in...

Thanks in advance...

I just realized that I do get an error with mplayer. In the middle of a movie, I will get the error: AO: [esd] esd_open_sound failed: Connection refused

Last edited by slurride; 02-26-2003 at 03:53 PM.
Old 02-26-2003, 04:13 PM   #2
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try changing XMMS to use the OSS driver instead of eSound (Options-> Preferences), maybe mucking around with different drives will result in something.

Also, What distribution are you using? Most of them have soundconfig utils that may help.
Old 02-26-2003, 05:01 PM   #3
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No avail

Changing those drivers didn't help...I am using slackware 8.1
Old 02-26-2003, 05:59 PM   #4
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What's your permissions on /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer ? They should be read and writable.

Also, try opening up gmix or something to control your volume and make sure for some reason they aren't on mute or turned down.
Old 02-26-2003, 07:23 PM   #5
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The permissions were correct...the sound was turned down...thanks


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