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    sound on slack10.1


    hello again,

    after sorting the problem about KDE i found myself struggling to get my sound back - everything happened when i decided to upgrade to slack10.1 from slack10 (where the sound was just perfect) - now as i try to set the sound with alsamixer an error apeear saying: No mixer elems found - then i tried with Kmix and had the same response - what's going on? how do i get sound on slack10.1?

    thanx for any suggestion

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    Specify the sound hardware and the output of lsmod. There could be a soundmodem driver in the way.
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    Also have you tried to configure your sound with
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    hello again, sorry for not showing up lately but been really busy with finals at UNI - anyway i tried 'alsaconf' and it seemed to be configuring the sound card in the system but after ... nothing - when I try to execute 'alsamixer' it says 'no mixer elems found'

    then i tried 'lsmod' and this is the output:

    Module Size Used by Not tainted
    snd-pcm-oss 36704 0 (unused)
    snd-mixer-oss 12152 1 [snd-pcm-oss]
    lp 6404 0 (autoclean)
    parport 22824 0 (autoclean) [lp]
    keybdev 1892 0 (unused)
    mousedev 4020 1
    hid 20804 0 (unused)
    usbmouse 1880 0 (unused)
    input 3200 0 [keybdev mousedev hid usbmouse]
    uhci 24284 0 (unused)
    ehci-hcd 17516 0 (unused)
    usbcore 58860 1 [hid usbmouse uhci ehci-hcd]
    snd-intel8x0 18080 0
    snd-intel8x0m 8708 2
    snd-ac97-codec 52472 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-intel8x0m]
    snd-pcm 54504 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-intel8x0m snd-ac97-codec]
    snd-timer 13412 0 [snd-pcm]
    snd 31268 1 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-intel8x0m snd-ac97-codecsnd-pcm snd-timer]
    snd-page-alloc 4712 0 [snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-intel8x0m snd-pcm snd-timer snd]
    soundcore 3396 7 [snd]
    ohci1394 23888 0 (unused)
    ieee1394 41636 0 [ohci1394]
    8139too 13928 1
    mii 2272 0 [8139too]
    crc32 2880 0 [8139too]
    ds 6548 2
    yenta_socket 10436 2
    pcmcia_core 39172 0 [ds yenta_socket]
    ide-scsi 9392 0
    agpgart 45092 0 (unused)

    a part from that, i really dont know what else to do - if any other suggestions....... pls welcome
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    Hi

    I had this problem when I first loaded Slack 10.1, my first venture into Slack.

    First of all I was getting no sounds at all so I ran "alsaconf" and then got the same "no mixer elems" error that you did.

    I then simply fired up "noatun" and loaded in a list of mp3's and hit play. Sound then worked. After that, "alsamixer" fired up without problems at all.

    Not a very technical solution I know but worth a try if you haven't already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    hello again, sorry for not showing up lately but been really busy with finals at UNI - anyway i tried 'alsaconf' and it seemed to be configuring the sound card in the system but after ... nothing - when I try to execute 'alsamixer' it says 'no mixer elems found'

    then i tried 'lsmod' and this is the output:

    Module Size Used by Not tainted
    snd-pcm-oss 36704 0 (unused)
    snd-mixer-oss 12152 1 [snd-pcm-oss]
    lp 6404 0 (autoclean)
    parport 22824 0 (autoclean) [lp]
    keybdev 1892 0 (unused)
    mousedev 4020 1
    hid 20804 0 (unused)
    usbmouse 1880 0 (unused)
    input 3200 0 [keybdev mousedev hid usbmouse]
    uhci 24284 0 (unused)
    ehci-hcd 17516 0 (unused)
    usbcore 58860 1 [hid usbmouse uhci ehci-hcd]
    snd-intel8x0 18080 0
    snd-intel8x0m 8708 2
    snd-ac97-codec 52472 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-intel8x0m]
    snd-pcm 54504 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-intel8x0m snd-ac97-codec]
    snd-timer 13412 0 [snd-pcm]
    snd 31268 1 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-intel8x0m snd-ac97-codecsnd-pcm snd-timer]
    snd-page-alloc 4712 0 [snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-intel8x0m snd-pcm snd-timer snd]
    soundcore 3396 7 [snd]
    ohci1394 23888 0 (unused)
    ieee1394 41636 0 [ohci1394]
    8139too 13928 1
    mii 2272 0 [8139too]
    crc32 2880 0 [8139too]
    ds 6548 2
    yenta_socket 10436 2
    pcmcia_core 39172 0 [ds yenta_socket]
    ide-scsi 9392 0
    agpgart 45092 0 (unused)

    a part from that, i really dont know what else to do - if any other suggestions....... pls welcome
    first suggestion is to add snd-intel8x0m to the blacklist
    then if you upgrade to the 2.6 kernel that fixed the sound for me.
    also try modprobe snd-intel8x0
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