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I have a asus a8n delux mother board, i use to run xp on it but i decided go with linux for fun. I just installed mint 14 64 bit, ...
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    help with no sound, being working on it for a day now.


    I have a asus a8n delux mother board, i use to run xp on it but i decided go with linux for fun.

    I just installed mint 14 64 bit, and cannot get sound to play.
    I have gone in to sound preferences and have set in to onboard hard ware Analog stereo out put. I have no pci sound card. Trying to use my on board in the mother board.


    When i test the speakers i get nothing, i know the speakers work i tested them on a different computer.

    It looks like their is nothing wrong with anything thing but it work play sound.


    In the volume control it states 100% unamplified could that be telling me something.

    Any one have any thoughts on what i might be able to do i would appreciate it.
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    This is not an uncommon problem. From a command-line window, run the alsamixer application and turn up the PCM (hardware) volume. Often on installation, Linux systems set this to 0, hence the lack of sound. This assumes of course that the correct drivers are installed. Anyway, try that first, and if that doesn't work we'll help you with further diagnoses.
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    Thanks for the reply but that did not work, the pcm was at 100% already.

    Any other ideas?

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    Ok so, i noticed that i never installed my motherboard drivers. But i can't seam to
    Figure out how to do it. In the Linux desktop i see my cd icon. When i open it, their is a Linuxdrivers folder.

    But I'm new to linux and can't seem to figure out how to get them installed. I'm sure this its most likely my problem

    Any advice on how to install them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glutetoot View Post
    Ok so, i noticed that i never installed my motherboard drivers. But i can't seam to
    Figure out how to do it. In the Linux desktop i see my cd icon. When i open it, their is a Linuxdrivers folder.

    But I'm new to linux and can't seem to figure out how to get them installed. I'm sure this its most likely my problem

    Any advice on how to install them?
    Linux, more than likely, installed all the drivers it needed. Can you tell us what the files names are on the CD?
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    Since you are at the beginning. This is what I did when I first loaded my system - no sound.

    #apt-get install linux-sound-base (dpkg-reconfigure for alsa if necessary)

    #apt-get install alsa-base
    #apt-get install oss-compat alsa-oss
    #alsactl init
    returns-Unknown hardware: "xxxxxx" "Analog Devices xxxxxx" (will list your devices - not an error)

    REBOOT SYSTEM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoDiddley View Post
    Since you are at the beginning. This is what I did when I first loaded my system - no sound.

    #apt-get install linux-sound-base (dpkg-reconfigure for alsa if necessary)

    #apt-get install alsa-base
    #apt-get install oss-compat alsa-oss
    #alsactl init
    returns-Unknown hardware: "xxxxxx" "Analog Devices xxxxxx" (will list your devices - not an error)

    REBOOT SYSTEM!

    see maybe i just don't know what the heck im doing.

    i typed: into the terminal window and it did nothing?

    #apt-get install linux-sound-base
    #apt-get install alsa-base
    #apt-get install oss-compat alsa-oss
    #alsactl init


    am i just an idiot or am i doing it all wrong.

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    Not an idiot, you should type in only:

    apt-get install linux-sound-base
    apt-get install alsa-base
    apt-get install oss-compat alsa-oss
    alsactl init

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    Quote Originally Posted by glutetoot View Post
    see maybe i just don't know what the heck im doing.

    i typed: into the terminal window and it did nothing?

    #apt-get install linux-sound-base
    #apt-get install alsa-base
    #apt-get install oss-compat alsa-oss
    #alsactl init


    am i just an idiot or am i doing it all wrong.
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    Ok so i just moved it a new house and don't have my internet yet. I assume that these commands link me to the to install right?


    If i don't have the computer to the internet how would i go about using these commands to work?

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