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Sunday, July 2nd 2006, 6:34pm

newbie has no sound

I'd love to get some assistance in finding out where my sound went. I have been reading the forum threads about this, but I haven't found the "magic key" to my particular situation.

I have KDE and Fedora Core 3. I'm not sure what the sound card is, but it's onboard a Dell workhorse that has never had a problem. I don't have anything terribly out of the ordinary -- I use my system for internet, email and web programming.


CORRECTION -- I do have sound!!! But still a problem....The reason I could not hear it is the volume was down too low. Before you laugh, I had the volume WAY up, but not all the way. I can just BARELY hear it when the volume on the speakers is up ALL the way. I have travelled around the control area in KDE, and found a couple of volume control meters that are set way to the top. I can't find them now to tell you what they are. But I'd really like to get the volume up where I can hear it, if anyone has any other suggestions. ?(

This post has been edited 2 times, last edit by "kalico" (Jul 2nd 2006, 10:47pm)



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Monday, July 3rd 2006, 11:11am

RE: newbie has no sound

Make sure the Master Volume and the PCM volume are at a reasonable height (70% or something). You can use the KMix utility for that (or the command line interface alsamixer if KMix is not available somehow).
Bram Schoenmakers
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Monday, July 3rd 2006, 3:45pm


Bless you!! That was it! The PCM volume in KMix was down at the bottom -- and I'd never opened KMix before. Not much being into online music, I saw the icon in the gui but didn't expect to have any use for it personally.

Thank You!!!! :)