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  1. #1

    Sound problem in debian

    I have debian sarge 3.1 and whenever i try to open a sound file or play a movie or anything like that, there is no sound.

    i did manage to get some system sounds to play for some reason (like little wav files), but anything else all i get is a horrible squeaking crackling buzzing noize or that is has a problem with /dsp.

    I apologise for being vague but any ideas would be appreciative.


  2. #2
    first, what are you using for sound, OSS, ALSA, etc.....

    what kernel are you using (2.4, 2.6)..... you can determine this using
    uname -a
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  3. #3
    i am using kernel 2.4.

    how do you determine what you are using for sound?

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  5. #4
    if you are using 2.4, then you are using oss

    take a look at

    The reason I suggest switching to alsa, is because it has much better support
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  6. #5
    so basically i could either install alsa modules or just upgrade to kernel 2.6.

    I was thinking of upgrading the kernal anyway so i might try that.

    Should i upgrade?

  7. #6
    I would upgrade.... I am using 2.6 kernel

    you can upgrade by doing

    apt-get install kernel-image-2.6-blah
    You can find the different names kernel-image-2.6
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