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Sound Problems In Red Hat 9.0

Posted 13 July 2003 - 12:25 PM

I installed 9.0 last night, and my ive gotten almost everything so far to work. except playing cd's. in the soundcard detection programs, it recognizes my soundcard (soundblaster live 5.1) and when i click test i hear the sound, in surround no less, sounds like 3 guitar strums. but in xmmx and gnome cd player, it just doesn't play. it access the cd, and sees all the audio tracks, but all i get is silence. i get sound with the redhat-credits.ogg file in /usr/share/ . this one has got me stumped.

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Re: Sound Problems In Red Hat 9.0

Posted 13 July 2003 - 12:32 PM

make sure your user has permission to the sound device in /dev, otherwise chmod it.
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Re: Sound Problems In Red Hat 9.0

Posted 13 July 2003 - 12:47 PM

shit, how do i know which one is the sound device?

and it plays sounds like i said, i can hear the ogg vorbis file, the sounds in things like gaim, the sound detection test. so i know it works, just doesnt wanna play cd's. (i havent tested mp3's yet, but that shouldnt work cause its not built in do to legal issues right?)
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Re: Sound Problems In Red Hat 9.0

Posted 13 July 2003 - 02:10 PM

Check your CD volume in the volume control (in the hat menu). Make sure "Mute" isn't checked. Make sure the CD-Audio cable is plugged in right. It is possible that you plugged it into the aux input. If you did, then turn up the Line volume etc.

Hope it helps.


DO NOT screw with the permissions yet, like you said...... you can play sound.

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Re: Sound Problems In Red Hat 9.0

Posted 13 July 2003 - 02:31 PM

gneato, on Jul 13 2003, 02:10 PM, said:

Check your CD volume in the volume control (in the hat menu). Make sure "Mute" isn't checked. Make sure the CD-Audio cable is plugged in right. It is possible that you plugged it into the aux input. If you did, then turn up the Line volume etc.

Hope it helps.


DO NOT screw with the permissions yet, like you said...... you can play sound.

all of those have been looked at and are in the right place too.
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Re: Sound Problems In Red Hat 9.0

Posted 13 July 2003 - 03:39 PM

Did previous red hat installations (7.3, 8?) work?
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Re: Sound Problems In Red Hat 9.0

Posted 13 July 2003 - 04:20 PM

when i installed 7.3 (last summer) i didnt have the soundblaster. i was using onboard sound. never installed 8. first time with 9.
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Re: Sound Problems In Red Hat 9.0

Posted 13 July 2003 - 05:50 PM

supersloth, on Jul 13 2003, 03:47 PM, said:

shit, how do i know which one is the sound device?

and it plays sounds like i said, i can hear the ogg vorbis file, the sounds in things like gaim, the sound detection test. so i know it works, just doesnt wanna play cd's. (i havent tested mp3's yet, but that shouldnt work cause its not built in do to legal issues right?)

Yea, there is no built in mp3 support in RH9.

http://www.osnews.co...hp?news_id=3119

Maybe you can download another version of xmms, with all the dependencies?

Have you mounted the cdrom device with the cd? You might have to manually select /dev/xxx for the Play Location.

I'm going to try to play something on my RH9 boot.. curious..
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Re: Sound Problems In Red Hat 9.0

Posted 13 July 2003 - 06:02 PM

ok, the cd is working for me.

Have you tried to mount the cdrom drive?

Goto to system tools>disk management and mount the cdrom drive.

Then in the playlist editor just go to /mnt/cdrom and select all the .cda files in there

Hope it works!
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Re: Sound Problems In Red Hat 9.0

Posted 13 July 2003 - 06:11 PM

look, it even goes in the cddb and grabs the track listings and everything. just doesn't wanna play the cd.

yes, ive mounted the cd, gone into /mnt/cdrom/ and selected all of them. in fact, that was the first thing i did.

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Re: Sound Problems In Red Hat 9.0

Posted 13 July 2003 - 06:23 PM

Well, before I went to mount it I changed some of the settings in the Preferences:
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I would check to if the configuration isn't set to OSS Mixer. Maybe that's doing it?
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Re: Sound Problems In Red Hat 9.0

Posted 13 July 2003 - 06:31 PM

yea, checked all that. and look, the files are all their when i go to /mnt/cdrom, but when i try to mount it on the desktop i get an error message.
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Re: Sound Problems In Red Hat 9.0

Posted 13 July 2003 - 06:33 PM

sorry, pic 1

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 06:35 PM

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Re: Sound Problems In Red Hat 9.0

Posted 13 July 2003 - 06:36 PM

Damn, sorry man I have no clue anymore...

Does it always mount the /mnt/cdrom to desktop with an error message? Could it be the Cd itself?

Sorry, It seems that a few people are having the same problems, I'll look more through Google to see if I can find some help...
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