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Author Topic: No sound on the WWW (solved)  (Read 9763 times)

retired1af

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Re: No sound on the WWW
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2013, 08:23:22 am »

Disable any and all firewalls as a test. If sound works, we'll go from there.
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Lyn

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Re: No sound on the WWW
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2013, 10:50:46 am »

firewall disabled, no difference.
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Re: No sound on the WWW
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2013, 11:49:31 pm »

as a matter of interest with live distros I get very mixed results, some can't cope with my graphics card and most can't produce sounds on the interenet with this computer.... most frustrating. 
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Re: No sound on the WWW
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2013, 04:33:28 am »

It's that old?  ???  What are you using?
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Re: No sound on the WWW
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2013, 01:08:02 pm »

disclaimer:  I'm truly shooting in the dark here.  Consider the following post as brainstorming.

How many soundcards do you have?  Is there an onboard along with another (perhaps) PCI soundcard?  If so, and if it's the PCI one that you wish to use, then try the bios and make sure the onboard one is disabled.  I think a list of cards recognized on your computer can be found in /proc/asound/cards.

Also, is libao installed?  Perhaps you have some conflict between arts, esd, alsa, and/or oss.
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Lyn

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Re: No sound on the WWW
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2013, 01:24:16 pm »

It's that old?  ???  What are you using?

In what sense?
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Lyn

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Re: No sound on the WWW
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2013, 01:27:54 pm »

disclaimer:  I'm truly shooting in the dark here.  Consider the following post as brainstorming.

How many soundcards do you have?  Is there an onboard along with another (perhaps) PCI soundcard?  If so, and if it's the PCI one that you wish to use, then try the bios and make sure the onboard one is disabled.  I think a list of cards recognized on your computer can be found in /proc/asound/cards.

Also, is libao installed?  Perhaps you have some conflict between arts, esd, alsa, and/or oss.


lyn:$ cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [Generic        ]: HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic
                      HD-Audio Generic at 0xfef44000 irq 42
 1 [Generic_1      ]: HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic
                      HD-Audio Generic at 0xfef40000 irq 16


Interesting, looks like two but there is actually only one on board one.

And yes libao is installed.
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Re: No sound on the WWW
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2013, 01:45:37 pm »

There was a discussion about sound issues that can come up when certain usb audio devices were being used at this site here, relating to the assignment of cards.  Perhaps a tip or two can be gleaned from it.
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Re: No sound on the WWW
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2013, 05:50:12 am »

Interesting, I think there are more general issues with this machine.... may get an nvidia graphics card and a separate sound card, see if that makes a difference.
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Re: No sound on the WWW
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2013, 04:59:33 am »

Downloaded Slax - same issues when running in live mode.   Interestingly the the sound icon is grayed out.   
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uelsk8s

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Re: No sound on the WWW
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2013, 07:27:28 am »

try opening or creating ~/.asoundrc

put this inside:
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pcm.pulse { type pulse }
ctl.pulse { type pulse }
pcm.!default { type pulse }
ctl.!default { type pulse }
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Re: No sound on the WWW
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2013, 11:24:15 am »

done, created a text file and saved as .asoundrc and put in the root of my home.  Is this correct, what next?
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Re: No sound on the WWW
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2013, 08:51:08 pm »

reboot and try flash video
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Re: No sound on the WWW
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2013, 01:46:45 am »

No joy sorry...
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Re: No sound on the WWW
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2013, 07:31:00 am »

try hitting F6 in alsamixer and seeing if the levels are up on all the devices
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