Re: Moved to sarge: Great, but no sound!
On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 08:50:59PM +0300, klkl lklk wrote:
> Hi all,
> i've recently moved from my beloved woody to sarge:Sarge IS GGGGGREAT!
> When i was using woody,my sound driver was called ens-1371 (
> Well, i was quite happy that ssarge had autodetected and loaded the correct
> alsa driver with kernel 2.6
> (On bootup it says:
> Loaded ens-1371 successfully)
> Here comes my issue:
> In GNOME,KDE,X AND console there's no error about sound, just no sound.
> I changed all the file permissions in /dev/snd to be readable and writable
> to anyone. But there's no sound! Ex. When I use the
> GNOME volume adjuster, it resets to 0 alone after i've pulled it up!
> Please Help!
> Thank you in advance!
I found a few things that helped get sound working.
(1) run alsa-config, assuming you're using also, of course.
Sometime I had to rerun it every time I rebooted.
(2) If you are running alsa, make sure you do *not* have any OSS drivers
around. They can be blacklisted, or not installed, or whatever.
Alsa's OSS emulator is OK, though.
(3) When I upgraded to etch, the problems came back until I installed
udev, discover, and hotplug. These jountly seemed to recognise all
my hardware correctly and set up /dev. You probably don't need
hotplug for sound, though (it recognised USB things). I mention
it because I installed it at the same time, and you never know --
there might have been some arcane interaction.