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red hat 6.1, soundcard with ess1868 chipset: the sound module is loaded correctly and mpg123 or xmms can access the sound device and give no errors but no sound comes out of the speakers. sound works well with windows.
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It sounds to me like your sound device is NOT setup corectly.
Xmms and mpg123 are just players ( the cdplayer as well), all of them will "play" even if you don't have any sound device configured. I think you will find that when you open a mixer device, you will receive an error. From a terminal window, type setup. Then use the sound configuration tool. If you can't get the configuration tool to produce a wave playback ( of Linus Torvalds pronouncing Linux) and a midi playback, you will definately not get sound from anything. Play around with different irq's and i/o's if the default values won't work.
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well, my card and chipset ARE supported. the tool soundconf doesnt work - it hangs when trying to write the conf file. when the card isnt configured correctly mpg123 gives an error 'could not open dma' and i can open the mixer.
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