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  1. #1
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    Jan 2005

    no sound while playing any type of audio(audio cd, mp3 etc)

    Hi All,

    I have recently installed Red Hat Linux 9.0. I have DVD/CDRW combo and I can access it to see the contents. But the problem is,
    1.there is no sound when I play any audio cd. When I try to check volume control there is a popup saying something like:
    How do I get the soung to work.When I tried the sound I received an
    unable to open audio device '/dev/mixer'. Please check that you have
    permissions to open '/dev/mixer/'and that you have sound support in your kernel.
    2. Can anyone tell how to play mp3 on Linux.

    I have tried to find out the solution of this problem in previously posted queries and found answers like check alsconf alsamixer , as I am quite new these terms are new and I would appreciate a stepwise answer.
    (i.e. what and how to do if any checks are required or drivers are to be loaded from any package)

    Any help is appreciated.


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    Jun 2004
    St. Petersburg, FL
    It sounds like you are using OSS as your sound system. Try running alsaconf from a terminal to setup your sound card.
    As for mp3, just download the xmms-mp3 plugin and you should be fine.

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