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Postby matty on Sat May 16, 2009 4:37 pm

So I just got linux mint and everything is great except I cant get any sound. I have speakers running out of a jack on my motherboard, there is also one on the case, neither of them work. I know it doesnt have anything to do with my connections. I have triple checked that. Anyone have any idea on how to get these speakers working? I believe I am running linux mint version 6.

00:00.0 host bridge: Intel Corporation 4 series chipset DRAM controller (Rev 03)
OO:01.1 PCI Bridge: Intel corporation 4 series PCI Express Root Port (Rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
00:1b.0 Audio Device: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller
00:1c.0 PCI Bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 1
00:1c.4 PCI Bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 5
00:1c.5 PCI Bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 6
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
00:1e.0 PCI Bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (Rev 90)
00:1f.0 ISA Bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JIB (ICH10 Family) LPC Interface Controller
00:1f.2 IDE Interface: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 4 Port SATA IDE Controller
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SMBus Controller
00:1f.5 IDE Interface: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 2 Port SATA IDE Controller
01:00.0 VGA Controller: NVidia Corporation G94 [GeForce 9600 GT] (Rev a1)
02:00.0 Ethernet Controller: Realtek Semiconductor CO., LTD. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Rev 02)
03:00.0 IDE Interface: Marvell Technology Group LTD. 88SE6101 Single-port PATA133 Interface (Rev b2)
05:00.0 VGA Compatible Controller: 3D Fx Interactive Inc. Voodoo 3 (Rev 01)
05.02.0 Network Controller: Ralink RT2760 Wireless 802.11N 1T/2R Cardbus
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Re: External speakers

Postby revdjenk on Sat May 16, 2009 9:19 pm

matty,

Welcome to Mint!

This is generally a simple correction in the volume control (alsamixer)..which you call up by double clicking on the speaker icon on your taskbar.

When the volume control opens, you may have one to four tabs. In the Playback tab, you may have:
Master, Headphone, PCM, Front (and others more or less). If any of these channels, especially the PCM, have the sliders all the down and/or a little red 'x' over the speaker icon (which indicates mute), move the sliders all the way up, and click on the speaker icon once, to un-mute. Try your sound again....you may have it!

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Re: External speakers

Postby pdc_2 on Fri May 22, 2009 3:39 am

how is it coming along out there Matty? We haven't heard from you since Sunday; I installed Mint to try it out; as well as alsa, pulseaudio seems to lurk in the background; I was intrigued to discover that pulseaudio seemed to rule the roost; and that a YouTube video in Firefox was trying to come out of the little USB handset we use for Skype; (instead of our external speakers); I discovered (thanks to the Pulseaudio forum) a useful trick:

select: Menu: Sound & Video: Pulse Audio Volume Control: four tabs and click the most left: Playback; You need to have your audio stream playing to ALTER it; so start the audio stream: in that playback stream,RIGHT-click on what is showing;

you get two options:

Move Stream
Terminate Stream

............ select Move Stream: we get two options: USB or Front: by moving from USB to Front, we got the external speakers to work: Great!
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