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Postby jwelk on Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:58 am

Hi all,
I am new to LinuxMint but have been a user of Ubuntu for over a year. I just installed mint 3.1 and cannot get sound to work. I can hear system beeps in sound preferences and I can hear log on/off sounds, but no CD sound or sound from websites. I had the same issue with Ubuntu and decided to switch because I had heard that sound would work with Mint. I went through the Ubuntu Comprehensive sound guide and that didn't help. I have a SoundBlaster live card and would be willing to get one that is fully supported by Linux if that would help.

Also, where is automatic updates?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: No sound

Postby dracorX on Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:00 am

jwelk wrote:Hi all,
I am new to LinuxMint but have been a user of Ubuntu for over a year. I just installed mint 3.1 and cannot get sound to work. I can hear system beeps in sound preferences and I can hear log on/off sounds, but no CD sound or sound from websites. I had the same issue with Ubuntu and decided to switch because I had heard that sound would work with Mint. I went through the Ubuntu Comprehensive sound guide and that didn't help. I have a SoundBlaster live card and would be willing to get one that is fully supported by Linux if that would help.

Also, where is automatic updates?

Thanks in advance.


Hello

I had similiar problems. Those can arise e.g. when you have an onboard sound chip as well.... mine has an ac97.

Can you verify that? are you using gnome or kde? so I can tell you how to look up? oh yes another way to look for it is if you have sound jacks next to your usb, ps2 and further ports.

If it is sthg like this reply, so I can tell you how to switch the default soundcard
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No sound

Postby nilsvac on Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:10 pm

Hi, I'm new with Linux. I have a problem with the sound, actually I have no sound. I have tried the sound preference but I don't know what to do. I've a sound card and sound out of the motherboard. I can't find any wiki about sound problems. Some help please?

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2 ways

Postby dracorX on Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:28 am

Hello

There are basically 2 ways:

1st: switch your boxes to the motherboard soundcard
2nd: define the other soundcard as the first soundcard.

I will look up where to do it at home, will post a short howto tomorrow.
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Sound works again

Postby nilsvac on Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:39 am

I don't know what i did but the sound works again!

This in probably not the place to post this question, but I need a program to make a website, the site is already made, but with webdrive(ftp) and frontpage. Can I use NVU, for ubuntu on linux mint? Or is their an other application you recommend?

If I want to learn more about Linux mint, can i use the Ubuntu wiki or an other source?

Thanks, Nils
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Re: Sound works again

Postby Guest on Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:18 am

nilsvac wrote:I don't know what i did but the sound works again!

This in probably not the place to post this question, but I need a program to make a website, the site is already made, but with webdrive(ftp) and frontpage. Can I use NVU, for ubuntu on linux mint? Or is their an other application you recommend?

If I want to learn more about Linux mint, can i use the Ubuntu wiki or an other source?

Thanks, Nils


Nice that it works again!

For website, there are lots of possibilities, I like NVU for the rare cases I work without a content management system

As for learning, you can use mint wiki and ubuntu wiki, afaik mint is 95 % ubuntu

If you want to know more about linux itself, there s a course over at linuxbasics.org. It started already, but the 2 first chapters are mighty easy about history and distro choosing.

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