[techtalk] sound woes

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Tue Dec 28 20:08:35 EST 1999


On Tue, 28 Dec 1999, Theresa Radke wrote:

> Hello, 
> Perhaps some of you folks could help me out with my sound issue.  I
> downloaded and installed the latest kernel, and now I have system
> sound, but I can't get mp3's to play.  I can't get anything from any
> sound application except if I play the CD-rom.

The CDROM has a direct analog link to your soundcard, so it will work even
if the card's driver doesn't.

> I've toyed with the settings and can't for the life of me figure it
> out.  I am running corel/debian, and trying with xmms and mp123.

Do you have sound compiled as a module and what soundcard do you have?
What do 'lsmod' and 'cat /dev/sndstat' give?

A first try to see if sound does work is 'cat /boot/vmlinuz >> /dev/audio'
:-). Turn the volume down before. If you hear weird noise, the card works,
if there's silence, it doesn't.

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