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Offline akashyak

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Audio not working
« on: July 10, 2007, 06:59:32 AM »
I play sound / video using VLC media player, but unfortunately I cannot here any sound. It's audible in XP, but not in Ubuntu 6.10 (which is what I'm running.)

Kindly help. Thank you.

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Re: Audio not working
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2007, 04:35:33 PM »
Well, is it intel based soundcard ??

Try this post :
Linux sound using Alsa for intel cards

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Re: Audio not working
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007, 05:17:49 PM »
Thank you.

I ran 'lspci | grep Audio' in my Terminal and got something like this :

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)

This isn't precisely equal to the output you gave:

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)

Can I proceed anyway?

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Re: Audio not working
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2007, 05:52:05 PM »
ya its fine.. should do..

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Re: Audio not working
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2007, 10:53:59 PM »
I've taken the driver, lib and util (ver. 1.0.14) from www.alsa-project.org. I've followed all your steps. But I produced the following at the end of executing the './configure........;make;make install' from the directory '/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.14'

WARNING!!! The mixer channels for the ALSA driver are muted by default!!!
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You would use some ALSA or OSS mixer to set the appropriate volume.

And when doing './configure;make; make install' (all not together) from the third directory (alsa-utils-1.0.14), it said:

configure: error: this packages requires a curses library (error at the end of ./configure)

make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop. (error at the end of make)

make: *** No rule to make target `install'.  Stop. (error at the end of make install)

(Of course, I used 'sudo' before them all)

What can i do?

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Re: Audio not working
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2007, 01:26:31 PM »
I will look into details soon.. atm.. in some hurry acutally.

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Re: Audio not working
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2007, 03:53:51 AM »
Moreover, each time I write the command 'gedit xxx.yyy', I get the following message in the Terminal:

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ALSA lib confmisc.c:769:(parse_card) cannot find card ''
ALSA lib conf.c:3510:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_card_driver returned error: No such device
ALSA lib confmisc.c:392:(snd_func_concat) error evaluating strings
ALSA lib conf.c:3510:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_concat returned error: No such device
ALSA lib confmisc.c:1251:(snd_func_refer) error evaluating name
ALSA lib conf.c:3510:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer returned error: No such device
ALSA lib conf.c:3982:(snd_config_expand) Evaluate error: No such device
ALSA lib pcm.c:2144:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM default
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The window of Text Editor - gedit - opens right, but what is this message ? Could it mean something ?

My master volume icon has got a stop sign : a circle with a slash inside. This occurred after I installed all of the alsa-project driver, lib and utils.

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Re: Audio not working
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2007, 04:54:05 PM »
The stop sign means its muted .. !!

Rest .. these days I am not really free to examine all but should do it by tomorrow hopefully.