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    Default Solution to sound-problem

    First I just want to thank Offensive-Security for making BackTrack.
    I have tried Ubuntu before, but when i got a new PC where my
    sound-card had some kind of conflict with Ubuntu's loading,
    I looked around for another Linux.
    My choice fell on BT, and after having tried it in a few days,
    I just got to say it's really good ^_^

    After setting it up as a dual-boot with my WinXP,
    I realised my sound was gone...
    After searching some here, I saw many posts about
    the same problem, and tried some of the solutions.
    They didn't work for me, and I started searching
    for the cause of the problem.

    I have a computer with six sound I/O-ports on the back of my computer.
    In windows I have a program managing them, so it don't matter wich I use,
    but BT haven't got this type of software.
    Therefore I had to move my speakers to one of the other I/Os.

    I know this is mostly for newbies, but it won't hurt to post it here
    in case someone don't think of it.

    Myself I thought it had to be a software problem...
    To anyone with combined I/Os: It might be them which is the problem.

    ~The 0verl0rd

    PS:
    I would have posted this in another forum, if it hadn't been restricted...
    If you think it is of any importance, you could move it into a different forum.
    But you are the experts...

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    Default maybe alsamixer?

    maybe it could help you:

    enter at:
    alsamixer
    (INSIDE THE ALSAMIXER, ALL CHANGES ARE ONLINE)
    push "m" in any control with "MM" (mute)
    push "up" for make grow the volume
    when all looks well push "Esc"
    enter:
    alsactl store 0
    then any time you write "alsactl restore 0" your sound configuration will be restore... but only if you have installed the bt (obviously)... later you can cat this line "alsactl restore 0" to your file /etc/rc.d/rc.local to have configured it pemanently...
    good luck, young padawan

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    Quote Originally Posted by oUtspace View Post
    maybe it could help you:

    enter at:
    alsamixer
    (INSIDE THE ALSAMIXER, ALL CHANGES ARE ONLINE)
    push "m" in any control with "MM" (mute)
    push "up" for make grow the volume
    when all looks well push "Esc"
    enter:
    alsactl store 0
    then any time you write "alsactl restore 0" your sound configuration will be restore... but only if you have installed the bt (obviously)... later you can cat this line "alsactl restore 0" to your file /etc/rc.d/rc.local to have configured it pemanently...
    good luck, young padawan
    That's useful information. Thanks for sharing.

    There's also the command alsaconf that may be helpful to some.
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    Just a random thought, I believe an easier was to make the alsamixer changes permanent is by using:

    ~ # alsactl
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    If you still do not have sound after adjusting the volume/unmuting things through alsamixer, you can try the following:

    ~ # lspci -v

    This should list your sound card. If it does not, it means that the hardware was not detected. If it does, it means you just need to get the correct driver.

    You can find out if alsamixer has a driver for your sound card by consulting the documentation on their website (I can't post links yet, so just google alsamixer).

    If there is a driver, write down the name and type:

    ~ # modprobe snd-[TAB]

    By pressing tab, it should print out a list of drivers. See if the driver you need is listed. If it is listed, type in the rest of the name and press enter. You should have sound now.

    If your driver is not listed, but is on the alsamixer website, you need to get it. I suggest you simply download the newest version of all of the alsamixer files and install them on your machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Fool- View Post
    Just a random thought, I believe an easier was to make the alsamixer changes permanent is by using:
    Thanks, the more information the better.
    This is a cool site for audio freaks
    Linux Audio Users Guide

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