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No Sound!

Postby Pie on Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:10 am

I wasn't having any issue with sound at all, but my mic wouldn't work. I'm using an HP Pavilion dv6500t notebook with Realtek audio card. Anyways, a friend had sent me this link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenSound to get OpenSound to work INSTEAD of Alsa in hopes that my mic would work. After going through the whole thing, the only thing that happened was I had no sound at all. I don't know how to go backwards and put everything back to the way it was. I'd much rather have speaker/output sound than to worry about a stupid mic.

And fyi, I'm VERY new at this. I can follow instructions like how they are in that link, but I'm not experienced enough to know what to do off what you'd consider simple commands if that makes sense. Anyways, just PLEASE, if someone could help I'd be very grateful.

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Re: No Sound!

Postby jlr1701 on Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:56 pm

The instructions for reverting back to ALSA sound are at the end of that document. But... good luck. I did the same thing and now I too have no sound on my system. The "test" buttons in the Sound applet in the Control Center give me sound, but I get no sound out of anything else. I am probably going to end up doing a format/reinstall to try to set things right. I too am fairly new to Linux and generally love it, but my frustration level is getting high as well. Sound in Linux is a nightmare (as hardware support generally is), and I usually end up going back to Windows because everything JUST WORKS! Don't really want to do that because Windows has its own issues (many of them) and it's not nearly as cool as Linux is, but I might be forced to do so until Linux supports modern sound cards such as the Sound Blaster X-Fi much better and much more easily than it does now.
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