View Full Version : newbie - FC2 no sound in Gnome
22nd May 2004, 12:17 PM
Hi everyone, just getting started in the linux world, and love FC2 so far. One problem though is that I can't seem to get any sound in Gnome.
In System Settings->Sound Card Detection, I hear audio from the speakers when I play the test sound. However, I hear no system event sounds, and I can't hear any audio from my CD rom drive.
In Preferences->Sound I've enabled the sound server startup and sounds for events. When I try to play one of the system events, I hear nothing.
My sound card is an SB Live! (correctly detected)
Any ideas what's wrong?
22nd May 2004, 01:55 PM
Ok, a little bit more information. After searching around on the net for sound problems, I stumbled upon alsamixer. I unmuted everything and turned up the output volume of just about everything to 50% so I'd be sure I wasn't missing anything.
Now, CD audio works fine. :D
But I still have an odd problem. When I choose to log off and get the "Log off", "Reboot", "Shutdown" choices, I get sound when I click on the buttons and the checkbox, plus the shutdown sound plays.
However, when in Gnome, no normal event sounds are played. Plus, when I go to Sound Preferences, I can't play the sounds through the interface.
When I try and open the sound files through Nautilus in the Sound Recorder, most of them don't play - the Sound Recorder says that their length is 0 seconds. Some of them DO play however, as they should.
Any ideas as to what is going on here?
22nd May 2004, 07:19 PM
try unmuting the little speaker in the bottom right corner (right click, and go to unmute) :]
hope that helps,
22nd May 2004, 11:57 PM
That speaker is unmuted... the problem still stands that some of the sound files when opened come up as having a length of zero and not playing...
24th May 2004, 02:01 AM
Have you tried to download the updated libgnome (http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/2/i386/libgnome-2.6.0-3.i386.rpm) rpm?
I had the same exact problem... The update fixed it all.
26th May 2004, 11:59 PM
No I haven't... I'll have to check it out, thanks!
27th May 2004, 11:17 AM
jale2ice - Updating the libgnome package gave me sounds in Gnome!
1st June 2004, 03:23 PM
3rd June 2004, 01:34 AM
Thanks for that as well, I thought I was going mad! Exact same problem, exact same solution.
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