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Old 05-16-2003, 04:46 PM   #1
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Volume control is unable to run correctly. Unable to open audio device '/dev/mixer'.

Volume control is unable to run correctly. Unable to open audio device '/dev/mixer'.
Please check that you have permissions to open '/dev/mixer'
and that you have sound support in your kernel.

Press Quit to exit Volume control.

I can't get any sound? What does this message mean? I just installed v9.0 Slackware.
I use an Intel d845glly Motherboard with integrated Intel Extreme Audio. Can't get any sound out of the system.

Please Help.
Thanks in advance.
Old 05-16-2003, 07:29 PM   #2
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as root:

chmod 666 /dev/dsp /dev/mixer

This might work. I'm not so sure though, I think that Slack 9 actually has those set correctly from the get go...

Also, as root, you might try running


to see if the correct kernel module is being loaded. You might also check /etc/rc.d/rc.modules to see if you can find the module for your sound device there. If so, try uncommenting it. Also, if none of that works, try changing the permissions on /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug like

chmod a-x /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug

as root.

Other than that, beats me.


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