No sound on Linux Mint?

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No sound on Linux Mint?

Postby NicolasL on Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:23 pm

Recently, I downloaded Linux Mint XFCE 7, and all in all, a great experience. However, the next day or so I noticed there was no sound on the start up as day one. I then learned it was not solely the start up, but the whole system.

I cannot seem to find any answer to this with Google, and I know that if I did find an answer it may not work for me.

I will provide any information you request (A bit noob to Linux, so telling me how to get the information would be nice :wink: )

I thank you ahead of time for taking the time to read this, and I thank any one who further helps. :)
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Re: No sound on Linux Mint?

Postby thenewguy on Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:30 pm

I guess we should start with checking to make sure your volume control is turned up. (It sounds dumb, but sometimes sound is just turned down low.) If you have the volume turned up, then maybe we can get an error message that'll help.

Try opening a terminal window and typing

mplayer /usr/share/sounds/linuxmint-login.wav

This will try to play the "login" music. Please copy and paste the result here.
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Re: No sound on Linux Mint?

Postby NicolasL on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:35 am

Sorry for the late response

MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.3.3 (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz (Family: 15, Model: 2, Stepping: 9)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
Creating config file: /home/nicolas/.mplayer/config
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing /usr/share/sounds/linuxmint-login.wav.
Cache fill: 8.44% (707756 bytes)
Audio file file format detected.
==========================================================================
Forced audio codec: mad
Opening audio decoder: [pcm] Uncompressed PCM audio decoder
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 1411.2 kbit/100.00% (ratio: 176400->176400)
Selected audio codec: [pcm] afm: pcm (Uncompressed PCM)
==========================================================================
AO: [alsa] 48000Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Video: no video
Starting playback...
A: 3.9 (03.8) of 4.0 (04.0) 1.0% 0%

Exiting... (End of file)
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Re: No sound on Linux Mint?

Postby potatoehead64 on Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:32 pm

Hi, Just installed Mint this week after getting fed up with problems on both Ubuntu and OpenSuse.
All is fine apart from the same/or similar problem to above.

MPlayer SVN-r29237-4.4.1 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing /usr/share/sounds/linuxmint-login.wav.
Audio only file format detected.
==========================================================================
Opening audio decoder: [pcm] Uncompressed PCM audio decoder
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 1411.2 kbit/100.00% (ratio: 176400->176400)
Selected audio codec: [pcm] afm: pcm (Uncompressed PCM)
==========================================================================
[pulse] working around probably broken pause functionality,
see http://www.pulseaudio.org/ticket/440
AO: [pulse] 44100Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Video: no video
Starting playback...
A: 3.5 (03.5) of 4.0 (04.0) 0.4%

Exiting... (End of file)


I've installed all Codecs possible, but still no sound. I'm running a Soundblast sound card on a pci port.

Any ideas folks??
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