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trader1mds

Joined: 11 Aug 2011
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PostPosted: Sat 20 Aug 2011, 15:03    Post subject:  No Sound
Subject description: 5.2.8 on Flash Drive
 

I'm a newbie and need help with no sound on my laptop. I have a Dell 1200 laptop and I'm running Puppy 5.2.8 from a USB flash drive. Where do I go in menu to setup sound? Do I need to download a driver from Dell?

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Mike
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trader1mds

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Aug 2011, 15:19    Post subject:  

I found the "sound setup" in Pup Control Manager ALSA wizard says card found and set up but I get a window that says "Mixer attach default error: Input/output error".
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trader1mds

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Aug 2011, 15:47    Post subject:  

Started windows XP, downloaded and installed updated driver from Dell. Sound works in XP. Not in Puppy on Flash Drive.
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug 2011, 01:08    Post subject:  

Try this:

Quote:
Sound muted on boot.
Right-click the speaker icon in the system tray and choose Full Window. Enable Master, PCM, Front and any others that seem likely and also turn up the volume in each. This should fix things a good percentage of the time. If not, then please try Menu -> Setup -> Alsa Sound Wizard.

If no sound,
open Menu -> Multimedia Tools -> Alsamixer (alsamixer, not alsawizard). Press F6 and that will show you what sound devices have been detected and configured. If yours is not the top one then arrow down and click it, then make sure everything plausible is turned up. I have to do this with my “second” sound card (an M-Audio). Then to play through the M-Audio I use Audacious but one can also use Pmusic and any other audio player that allows you to choose which device to play through. I have to this also with my M-Audio and I use Audacious -> File -> Preferences -> Output Plugin Preferences to choose the card I want.

If none of this works, then try alsawizard. The thing about alsawizard is that after it runs there is only one device configured--if that is the device you want then good, otherwise .....

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inkid

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Aug 2011, 06:12    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Try this:

didn't work on my netbook Acer Aspire One 525 too.
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trader1mds

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Aug 2011, 07:18    Post subject:  

Alsa mixer doesn't show any sound devices and there isn't a speaker icon in the tray. I installed Zorin os 5 lite on a flash drive and sound works fine with it.
I tried the devices listed in Alsawizard with no luck. I'm going to try running puppy from a live cd and see what happens.

Thanks for the response,
Mike
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trader1mds

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Aug 2011, 11:15    Post subject:  

Update to no sound...I installed 5.2.8 to a new flash drive and the sound is working. Must have been a problem with the ISO burn or defect in the flash drive.
FYI...I'm experimenting with several Linux distros, (Zorin os Lite, Antix) and so far Puppy is my favorite! The fact that Puppy already has the b43 broadcom driver installed is a big plus.

Mike
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mahaju


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug 2011, 02:38    Post subject:  

in the terminal try
alsawizard

it's either this or alsa-wizard

It should set everything up automatically (you have to press enter or Y at some points I think) and at the end, hear puppy bark twice
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