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soundcard SIS 7018 PCI problem in Mandrake 8.0

Posted on 2001-08-30
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so. i have the above mentioned soundcard, mandrake detects ad installs it (with alsa), i can hear my cd-audio playing but not my mp3 files (even if xmms keeps playing them). it's an onboard card, bios says that it is an ac97 sound card, while alsa say it's an trident card. what can i do to hear mp3's?
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by:olidel
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Hi,

   Try to unmute all your sound channels with amixer. you can type something like this :

amixer set PCM 100 unmute

   You have to do it for all the group that you have. You can see all the group that you have when you type amixer without arguments.

   When you are satisfied with your settings, you can save them with "alsactl store". You have to restore your settings each time you boot your system and to do that you can add "alsactl restore" in one of your init script e.g. rc.local.


Hope this help.


Bye.
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finally i discovered there's a (not shown) part of the mixer on the right wich causes the problem. i will delete the question...
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