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Author Topic: Now for the sound...  (Read 1495 times)

thunderheights

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Now for the sound...
« on: June 04, 2008, 05:16:07 pm »

VL Light recognizes my sound card...
I setup sound on my system...(I thought, apparently not) :)
I can't get sound to work...
It worls in Windows...It worked in Puppy and Damn Small Linux...
Is there something...somewhere...I need to edit?
All help appreciated!
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lagagnon

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Re: Now for the sound...
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008, 05:24:29 pm »

Play a music CD or mp3 fle using whatever software you like. Open a terminal and type "alsamixer" and using your up and down cursor keys move the sliders until you get sound. Use the "m" ke yto mute and unmute channels if still no sound.
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thunderheights

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Re: Now for the sound...
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008, 05:57:36 pm »

Thanks!

a little embarassed...I just didn't have the sound turned up loud enough  :-[
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Vector Linux 5.9 Lite Desktop
64 MB RAM/ 754.36 MHz AMD Duron /30GB HD, (1/2 of which I'm sharing with Win XP)

nightflier

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Re: Now for the sound...
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008, 06:57:14 pm »

Don't be. Most of us have been there.
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ultrasonicsite

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Re: Now for the sound...
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2008, 12:29:48 pm »

I wonder why my sound always defaults to 0% sound + mute every time I start Vector-Linux.
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nightflier

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Re: Now for the sound...
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2008, 06:43:55 am »

Could it be you have a "Saved Session" for your desktop with the sound muted?
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ultrasonicsite

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Re: Now for the sound...
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008, 12:25:08 pm »

Actually, I haven't saved any sessions, perhaps I should just boot the computer, turn the volume on, click on save session, log out, log back in, log back out without the 'save session', and then log back in one more time =P
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bigpaws

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Re: Now for the sound...
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2008, 12:31:47 pm »

As root open a terminal use alsmixer set the volumne, the use
alsactl store.

That will keep the settings on reboot.

Bigpaws
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