I get sound only part of the time

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I get sound only part of the time

Postby mgh on Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:01 pm

Hi All,

New to Linux, and new to LM. I really like LM!

One issue though. When I boot to LM, I get sound only about 70% of the time. SO I get the chime when I sign in, and can listen to music, whatever.

The other 30% or so, I get no sound at all.

I had the exact same thing happening when I was using Ubuntu.

I am not changing any setting, just get sound sometimes, and other times nothing.

I am using an inexpensive SoundBlaster card. I have not checked with LM, but with Ubuntu I would get sound using the onboard soundcard.

Thanks
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Postby Boo on Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:04 am

you might be getting a lovely hardware conflict/swap.

so do you have one onboard sound card and one pci one?

if you are make sure that the onboard one is disabled in your bios.
this still may not stop linux using it but could do the trick.

the other thing to test is if you remove you pci sound card do you get audio all the time from the on board one?

what could be happening is that you installed mint and it detected you pci sound card and set it up. but due to crazy hardware/bios gremlins some times the on board sound is found and used, but the config is setup for the pci one so no sound.


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Postby mgh on Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:43 pm

Thanks for the reply.

I will try the tests you suggested.
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Postby stafio on Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:01 pm

I have a similar problem every once in a while and found a handy little tool to fix it: asoundconf-gtk. You can install it from Synaptic or
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sudo apt-get install asoundconf-gtk
from a terminal. You won't get a shortcut to it in your menu by default, but you can create one, or just run it from the terminal whenever you need to. It's a very simple tool that just has a dropdown where you can select the sound card to use. Note that you may have to close and re-open some programs for the change to take effect.
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Postby mgh on Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:02 pm

Thanks!

I will definitely check that out.
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a little help?

Postby mgh on Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:35 pm

I installed asound, but too much of a newbie to know how to access the program.

I can find the asound folder in my /proc directory, but still don't know how to open the program.

Can anyone help?

Thank You.
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Postby stafio on Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:22 pm

You should be able to just open a terminal and type
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asoundconf-gtk
and hit enter.
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thanks for the solution

Postby mgh on Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:04 pm

Thanks for the help.

Asound is doing the trick.

Funny thing is, LM will still boot without sound at the log-in page, but once I log in, asound does its thing, and as the DE loads, I get the "chime".

Thanks for giving me the solution.
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