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Hello all, I have Slackware-11 installed on my Dell Dimension 4500. I am trying to get the sound to work but I don't seem to be getting anywhere . I'm ...
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    Need a little help with ALSA?


    Hello all,
    I have Slackware-11 installed on my Dell Dimension 4500. I am trying to get the sound to work but I don't seem to be getting anywhere .
    I'm using a SB Audigy2 Platinum, here's my spec's...
    Code:
    # lspci -v
    02:0c.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
            Subsystem: Creative Labs Unknown device 1002
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 21
            I/O ports at d800 [size=64]
            Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
    
    02:0c.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy Game Port (rev 04)
            Subsystem: Creative Labs Unknown device 0060
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
            I/O ports at dc00 [size=8]
            Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
    
    02:0c.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
            Subsystem: Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
            Memory at ff9fe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
            Memory at ff9f8000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
            Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
    ...and my kernel setup
    Code:
    Linux-2.6.17.13
    Sound-->
    <M> Sound card support
    Advanced Linux Sound Architecture --->
    <M> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
    <M> Sequencer Support
    <M> OSS Mixer API
    <M> OSS PCM (digital audio) API
    [*] OSS PCM (digital audio) API - Include plugin system
    [*] OSS Sequencer API
    [*] Verbose procfs contents
    PCI devices --->
    <M> Emu10k1 (SB Live!, Audigy, E-mu APS)
    ...and finally, my modules
    Code:
    snd_seq_oss            31360  0 
    snd_seq_midi_event      6016  1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq                47824  4 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_pcm_oss            39712  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          16896  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_emu10k1           119972  0 
    snd_rawmidi            20256  1 snd_emu10k1
    snd_ac97_codec         91808  1 snd_emu10k1
    snd_ac97_bus            2048  1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm                78216  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec
    snd_seq_device          6540  4 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi
    snd_timer              20996  3 snd_seq,snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
    snd_page_alloc          7944  2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
    snd_util_mem            3456  1 snd_emu10k1
    snd_hwdep               7044  1 snd_emu10k1
    snd                    45924  11 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_seq_device,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
    ...My two main problems atm are :
    a)I can't hear any sound when I try to play CD through XMMS
    b)I can't hear any sound when I am on a web page that uses flash(I'm using Firefox2 with Flash9)

    Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated, thanx...

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    have you run alsaconf? (or is it alsaconfig? i can never rember)
    have you run alsamixer?
    if running conf and it finds your sound card them mixer and turn up all the volume levels that might solve your problem

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    Yeah I did all that. I've gotten it to work, I'm just not exactly sure how .
    I went ahead and started recompiling all my packages after the alsa-driver(alsa-firmware, alsa-lib, etc..etc..). Afterwards, I began switching the speaker cable between the three output jacks of my soundcard (after all this is a 6.1 surround sound card). At that point I went ahead and replayed my Zappa CD and viola! The strange thing though is that without ever having touched that cable under Windows the audio played fine, go figure .

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