On Tuesday 25 July 2006 13:08, JeeBee wrote: > Thanks Nigel, that is the one I'm currently experimenting with. > > I have these installed: > # rpm -qa | grep alsa > alsa-lib-devel-1.0.11-4.rc2 > alsamixergui-0.9.0-0.2.rc1.fc5 > alsa-tools-1.0.10-2.fc5 > alsa-lib-1.0.11-4.rc2 > alsa-utils-1.0.11-4.rc2 > > Then I also downloaded/compiled and installed the newest > alsa sources 1.0.12.rc1 from alsa-project.org. > > The modules seem to be loaded: > # lsmod | grep snd > snd_hda_intel 19220 0 > snd_hda_codec 142592 1 snd_hda_intel > snd_seq_dummy 4484 0 > snd_seq_oss 34688 0 > snd_seq_midi_event 7936 1 snd_seq_oss > snd_seq 54224 5 > snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq_device 9612 > 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq > snd_pcm_oss 43168 0 > snd_mixer_oss 18560 1 snd_pcm_oss > snd_pcm 79364 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss > snd_timer 24836 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm > snd 56548 10 > snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_devic >e,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer soundcore 10017 > 1 snd > snd_page_alloc 10888 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm > > aplay does not give an error, but I do not hear anything: > # aplay `locate KDE_Startup_new` > Playing WAVE '/usr/share/sounds/KDE_Startup_new.wav' : Signed 16 bit > Little Endian, Rate 22050 Hz, Stereo > > What more can I try? > > # /etc/init.d/alsasound status > ALSA sound driver loaded. > > This command hangs for ever: > # /etc/init.d/alsasound stop > Shutting down sound driver: Here I would have suggested, if your using KDE, to make sure that the aRts sound server is not running, as the card is not capable of hardware mixing, and aRts would interfere with other apps, as it grabs the sound card. But I would have expected some sort of error from Aplay in that case. It's probably worth checking alsamixer on the CLI. I don't know what sliders and switches are there for that card. The "external amplifier" switch sometimes causes problems, and is worth unmuting that. Hit M to toggle the switches, and make sure that sliders like "master" , "PCM" , and "front" are up. > > Thanks for any suggestion, > JeeBee. Nigel.