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Re: [vox-tech] Help please with alsa sound andGentoooolalaolalaoooooolala
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Re: [vox-tech] Help please with alsa sound andGentoooolalaolalaoooooolala

Some random suggestions:

* Try turning off "Load volumes on login" in KDE's Control
  Center mixer settings, and using alsamixer only.  KDE's
  mixer does not always understand what to do.

* ALSA does not support all sound hardware.  AC97 or not,
  the specific audio chipset matters a great deal.  See
  http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc/ which may have more
  info about yours.

* Sometimes the only sane solution is to disable on-board
  sound and plug in a cheap PCI sound card.


-- Rod

On Sunday 13 June 2004 12:14 am, Richard Ely wrote:
> I have a new Gentoo installation as the result of 2.4 days of work with 
> Jonathan.  We are down to some fun things: sound for example. Listen to my 
> new mantra, "Compiling is good for you. Gentooooo Ohmmmmmmmmmm".
> Sound problems are severe.      Hardware is fine as sound is OK in 
> WinDoz.  It has worked well once in latest Gentooo when Jonathan was over 
> here.  Now, he's gone and silence prevails.
> We have alsa drivers installed. Computer is a 2.8 GHz P4 with an SOYO MOBO 
> with an onboard AC97 Codec.
> Occasionally,  but not consistently, nor often.  I can get the KDE arrival 
> noise to work. Loud.
> Occasionally,  but not consistently, nor often.  I can get the error noises 
> when I crash into margins and things in Word Perfect to work.
> Occasionally,  I can see Realplayer 8 playing the sound from a .ram feed in 
> both Konquerer and Mozilla , but not consistently, nor often. Real player 
> easily an consistently gets the header parts of the Real sound feed, but it 
> doesn't flip over to the sound decoding on the second part.  The sound is 
> downloading fine.  Real may be handling it, but nada comes out.
> Does anyone understand Alsa?  How can I be sure I have the correct driver 
> for a AC97 board? What are my alternatives?  I have most every box in KMIX 
> checked, no muting, and every bar up. Same in the ALSA mixer, except the 
> mix and mono buttons are not checked.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks, DIck ELy  
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