interesting dilemma with sound.

Paul Rennix paul2004 at
Sun Nov 7 04:37:43 UTC 2004

On Sat, 2004-11-06 at 22:29 -0600, Satish Balay wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Nov 2004, Paul wrote:
> > So until recently, I really haven't used Linux for my personal
> > desktop/laptop machine.  I've used Linux for servers, etc, but just
> > recently got the desire to make a full-fledged switch, trying to get
> > away from windows one "purpose" at a time.
> > 
> > So I decided I wanted to listen to some music on my Linux laptop, I
> > figured this would be no big deal with my sound card as during the
> > install it seemed like it found the hardware and played the test sound
> > just fine.
> > 
> > I installed flac support, mp3 support, and Realplayer as well.  BUT when
> > I go to play a wav or flac or mp3 file it ~looks~ like it is playing -
> > meaning the levels on the EQ display are moving, the player is advancing
> > through the song, but zero sound. I tried Realplayer, Helix, and XMMS -
> > all with the same results.
> > 
> > Does anyone have any advice? Running FC3T3.
> try running 'alsamixer' - and unmute/crank-up master-volume, pcm
> etc. (keep trying until you find the correct knobs)

Here's what I get:

# alsamixer
No mixer elems found

?what now


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