No audio on Vostro 1400
horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 11:13:08 CDT 2009
Ok... Do you have icon access to your Gnome Control Center? If not,
you can find it in as /usr/bin/gnome-control-center. Locate it and
double-click on the diamond-shaped icon.
It works kinda like a Winderz Control Panel on steroids (be careful!).
In the Hardware section, there's a speaker-icon identified as "sound,"
with several pull-down menus, from which you can adjust several settings
and test each one individually. Please try that and tell us what luck?
Failing that, you'll likely need to chat with a Dell Linux tech and get
Lee Moffitt wrote:
> Hello again! Ed suggested I load " just about everything with ALSA in
> its name". I did. Further, I switched over to Gnome from KDE and
> indeed found the double-clicking on the speaker icon Ed mentioned.
> Double clicking brings up the Volume Control. At the top it says "HDA
> Intel (ALSA Mixer)". All the sliders are set to full volume, with
> no muting.
> Here is the output of " lsmod | grep oss":
> snd_pcm_oss 42144 0
> snd_mixer_oss 17920 1 snd_pcm_oss
> snd_pcm 78596 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
> snd_seq_oss 35584 0
> snd_seq_midi_event 8320 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
> snd_seq 54224 6
> snd_seq_device 9612 5
> snd 56996 13
> Still NO sound anywhere. What should I try next (other than buying a
> new laptop ;-) )
> Lee M.
> Lee Moffitt wrote:
> > In response to Ed's question:
> > Do you have OSS or ALSA as your primary audio driver/controller?
> > When you
> > double-click on the speaker icon in your system tray, how many
> > tales are
> > available for adjustment?
> > Try the terminal command: lsmod | grep oss ; cut and paste
> > results in here.
> > Cheers;
> > Ed
> > I assumed I have ALSA - don't know. How do I tell?
> > Double-clicking on the speaker icon doesn't get me anything (?).
> > Single click shows one channel. Right click (into KMix) gives me
> > choice of multiple channels for Master Channel, and window with
> > multiple inputs, outputs and switches.
> > Here is result of " lsmod | grep oss" command:
> > snd_pcm_oss 42144 0
> > snd_mixer_oss 17920 1 snd_pcm_oss
> > snd_pcm 78596 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
> > snd_seq_oss 35584 0
> > snd_seq_midi_event 8320 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
> > snd_seq 54224 6
> > snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_
> > snd_seq_device 9612 5
> > snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
> > snd 56996 19
> Everything in here shows me that you're running bare-bones /OSS/ (open
> source sound). If you have such access, go into your Synaptic Package
> Manager (/System>Administration>Synaptic.../), search for
> "/ALSA/," and
> tag just about everything with ALSA in its name. At the moment, you
> don't have access to deep-level audio control. The ALSA controls will
> give you the double-click capability on your system tray speaker-icon,
> and show you where you're either muted, or have the audio turned
> to -0-.
> (Also, have you setup your access to the Gnome-Control-Center?
> (//usr/bin/gnome-control-center/ -- analogous to the Winderz Control
> Panel, but much better!) If you do, and can get at it, there's a
> tool in the hardware section that you can use to test whether your
> system is raw OSS or ALSA controlled.)
> Try it, and let us know what luck!
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