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[SLUG] Fedora Core 2 Blues Sound/Mouse
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- Subject: [SLUG] Fedora Core 2 Blues Sound/Mouse
- From: woodgrove@xxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 14:28:37 +1000
Still no luck getting sound out of Fedora Core 2.
running XMMS had no effect. I ran "system-config-
soundcard" via the "Run Command", and opted for the
terminal. This function identifies the Audgy sound
blaster, and also the built in Intel sound device which
RedHat 9.0 had ignored. This produced the following
message twice, upon asking it to play the test sound on
the Audgy sound card:
"amixer: unknown playback setup 'on' .."
I noticed a note at the bottom of "/etc/modules.conf"
which said that, for 2.6, you need to change
"/etc/modprobe.conf" as well, while at the top of
"/etc/modprobe.conf" was a note that, for 2.4, you need
to change "/etc/modules.conf".
The "modules.conf" has aliases of "sound-slot-0" for
"snd-audigy", and pre and post install commands to
load/save the settings in "/etc/.aumixrc". The
"modprobe.conf", on the other hand, gave an alias of
"snd-card-0" to "snd-emu10k1", then provided install
and remove commands, referring to the alias "sound-slot-
0" of the "modules.conf" file, and containing
"modprobe" commands to install and remove the module,
along with the "aumix-minimal" commands to save and
restore the mixer settings.
I experimented with these files by changing all aliases
to "sound-slot-0", and replacing "snd-emu10k1" with
"snd-audigy" and stuff like that, rebooting each time,
to no effect.
The "/dev/mixer" and "/dev/dsp" files can be accessed
and the applications believe that they are making
sound, but no sound is produced.
I've told the operating system to ignore the Intel
sound device, and have commented out the corresponding
three lines in the "modprobe.conf".
The problem I have getting the mouse to behave when
rebooting RedHat 9.0 (Linux 2.4) has been ignored under
this title so I'll make that the subject of a separate
James Gregory wrote:
Now *that's* a fun upgrade. Can you tell us how you did it? did you just
put the CD in the drive and use the installer, or did you try using yum or
up2date or something?
Well, I tried just to "rpm -U" the "gtk 2 devel" from
the Fedora discs, but found there were other packages
which were dependent upon the earlier version. I
initailly tried uninstalling these working back up a
tree structure, untill it became too involved. I then
decided to boot the Fedora discs to upgrade the package
that way, however it only allowed a full upgrade, so I
let it do the full upgrade. Oh, and it hasn't been