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no sound on gateway lappy

Postby brothergc on Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:37 am

I am new to linux I installede l the latest version of linux mint (6.0 i think) My system is a gateway NX860X lappy with a intel sigmatel sound . I tryed editing the file as suggested here
viewtopic.php?f=49&t=23139
here is a link to the specs of the lappy
http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Q10 ... 5sp3.shtml
I like this linux mint but I need sound can anyone help ? or is their a destro that works with this lappy out of the box ?
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Re: no sound on gateway lappy

Postby viking777 on Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:28 pm

There are some systems that have difficulties with sound, and I don't know if yours is one, but the most common problem is to have some channel muted that you don't know about. Alsamixer is the way to check this. Open a terminal and type 'alsamixer' (no need to use sudo). I think it is installed by default in Mint, but if you don't have it then go into synaptic and get it.

Use the left/right arrow keys on your keyboard to move around and look for any channel that has 'MM' beneath it. This means it is muted. Press the 'm' key to unmute it and use the up/down arrow keys to increase the volume level. Press 'Esc' to exit alsamixer.

Hope that works for you.
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Re: no sound on gateway lappy

Postby brothergc on Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:09 pm

I see nothing with "MM" on it , I launched the termanial window as you suggested and it looks normal it shows "pulse audieo" next to each device
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Re: no sound on gateway lappy

Postby brothergc on Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:18 pm

Issue fixed , I downloaded a great version of linux mint read about it here
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=05416
it is a great edition much better looking desktop and my sound works out of the box .
here is a link for direct download of the iso file I used
http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/linuxmi ... -6-KDE.iso
Mint Rocks ! :D
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Re: no sound on gateway lappy

Postby viking777 on Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:04 am

KDE4? :(

I would rather have no sound.
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Re: no sound on gateway lappy

Postby brothergc on Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:00 pm

viking777 wrote:KDE4? :(

I would rather have no sound.

and this is helpful how again ? If your going to post a negitive reply at least expand on why you dislike KDE instead of some responce that is as informative as a brick wall
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Re: no sound on gateway lappy

Postby viking777 on Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:27 am

brothergc wrote:
viking777 wrote:KDE4? :(

I would rather have no sound.

and this is helpful how again ? If your going to post a negitive reply at least expand on why you dislike KDE instead of some responce that is as informative as a brick wall


It wasn't meant to be helpful, it was just a statement of fact. It would have been very difficult to help you at the stage I posted it since you already stated that your issue was 'fixed'.

Anyway as it is your thread, I apologise if you took exception to my post.
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