Re: Problem with sound in Lenny installation
On Thursday 27 November 2008 22:53:46 Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
> You might also prefer to direct your question to debian-user instead
> of debian-women, as you will no doubt get a broader audience there.
I thought the idea of Debian Women was, at least in part, to give a safe space
where men wouldn't laugh at you?? ;-)
> 2008/11/27 Lisi Reisz <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > Then sound disappeared again.
> Please give us more details regarding the hardware you're using.
nVidia Corporation nForce2 AC97 Audio Controler (on board)
> Also try the followinig checklist (yes, some of the things below seem
> dumb, but you'd be surprised how often people mess up one of them):
> 1) run alsaconf as root
already have - 3 times
> 2) add yourself to the 'audio' group (log out and log in again)
I have checked. I am already there.
> 3) use alsamixer and unmute channels and raise levels (also try
> muting some channels)
Now this I haven't done. I tried, but I couldn't fathom how to work it - or
even how to interpret it.
> 4) arts or esound stopped?
How do I check this?
> 5) OSS modules unloaded?
# modprobe OSS
FATAL: Module OSS not found.
But how on earth did it play sound before? Or how did OSS get unloaded?
> 6) speakers on?
Yes - and making unpleasant white noise. :-(
> 7) modprobe snd-pcm-oss
# modprobe snd-pcm-oss
> 8) does "aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Noise.wav" work for root?
> Test your sound with aplay and a wav so codec issues don't
> confuse the situation.
# aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Noise.wav
Playing WAVE '/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Noise.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian,
Rate 48000 Hz, Mono
The quality of the white noise didn't change at all.
> At worst, you might have a driver problem, but if you've already
> managed to play sound before, that's relatively unlikely.
I have also had sound both previously in Lenny on this same box, and for
several years in Etch and Sarge before it.
I obviously have to reload OSS. But that will involve a fair amount of
Googling, and I am falling asleep here. (I'm useless after midnight.)
Thanks very much for your help.