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Old 10-14-2004, 05:10 AM   #1
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sound not working in suse-9.1!!

Hi my sound is not working in suse-9.1 pro. any idea what may have caused this? i tried to play movies but no sound came out, i dont know what went wrong.

any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
Old 10-14-2004, 05:20 AM   #2
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Make sure that when you post a question like that, you always include relevant information. For instance...

what program did you try to use to play the movie?
did you just install SUSE or was the sound working before?
what model sound card do you have? (If you are unsure, reboot into Windows if you have Windows and check)
is your sound card supported by Linux, and is it in the HCL?
Old 10-14-2004, 05:50 AM   #3
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the tried-and-true answer is usually "alsaconf" and then "alsamixer". If alsaconf does not detect any cards, then you have a more serious problem: no driver is loaded for whatever card you have. You will then have to endure the possibly arduous process of installing one.

Incidently, if you live in the U.S. the "Office Max" store chain is offering a Mad Dog Prowler 4.1 card that is free after rebate(414 before) and works BEAUTIFULLY in linux! I like them so much I now own 3.

My SuSE box has an integreated NVIDIA soundcard which I found very, very difficult to get running, whereas getting the Prowler running was pretty much as easy as installing, booting up, and running alosaconf and alsamixer. Just a suggestions.
Old 10-14-2004, 05:57 AM   #4
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sorry, if this sounds stupid... but maybe the volume is just set to zero

it happened to me when i upgraded my kde to 3.3 - after that, the sound volume was 0 somehow.
so, if that could be the case, just check it with kmix (or the equvalent gnome or x mixer) and play a bit with the controls...


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