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No Audio on speakers or headphone

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:06 am
by ian 1952
I'm 64 years old and have been using windows for the last 16 years but love tech but I'm hopelessly out of my depth, I will have a lot of questions in the future but the crucial one is. How do get my audio system to function, everything else is working fine but this problem I have to solve, many thanks for any input on this

Re: No Audio on speakers or headphone

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:22 am
by Hoser Rob
Need system details ... copy/paste these into terminal separately and copy/paste the text output here:

sudo aplay -L

inxi -Fxz

Re: No Audio on speakers or headphone

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:36 am
by ian 1952
I have no idea what you mean, I've never had Linux, what details, where. Please step by step

Re: No Audio on speakers or headphone

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:23 am
by Flemur
Open a terminal (from your OS menu or taskbar...)

Then copy/paste (or type) those two commands. (**)

Highlight (select) the output text (drag w/mouse + left button - like on windows),
rt-click -> copy,
then paste the output here (rt-click->Paste or Ctrl-V).
Edit: if the output is too long to display all at once in your terminal, you can scroll while highlighting. Make the terminal tall and wide, too.

Putting "code" around the text (here) would be nice, too. (highlight/select the text and press the "Code" button).

** A note: linux text copy/paste is like windows (ctrl-C, ctrl-V) except in a terminal, where you do "Shift+Ctrl+C" (or V) because Ctrl-C already meant "interrupt" from before Windows existed. Or you can highlight and rt-click to get a menu with copy and paste.

Re: No Audio on speakers or headphone

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:52 am
by Cwashpimp
What sound card do you have or what kind of computer model number everything

Re: No Audio on speakers or headphone

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:22 am
by ian 1952
I'm so depressed now, I have no idea where to look for my sound card but the PC is Acer Aspire Am 3900 6 GB DDR 3,Nvideo G force GT 420 and that's all can read on the side of my standing computer, I had Realtek HI definition audio on my windows

Re: No Audio on speakers or headphone

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:17 pm
by NM5TF
@ ian 1952....

no worries.....the help just might be here: :)

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=230589

it worked for me....and age is only relevant if you let it be...I'm almost 73.. :shock:

tommy

Re: No Audio on speakers or headphone

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:39 pm
by trytip
you have a very good computer and sound should not be an issue and work out of the box with no setup. most of the time you can simply use the KEYBOARD to make volume up or down or mute. check your keyboard for volume/mute buttons or wheels

for youtube be sure to hover over the volume icon and see that it doesn't have an X over the speaker icon.