antiX 17.4.1 just installed: unable to play any sound

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  • #26840
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    mikey777

    Just installed most recent version of antiX, but am unable to play any sound from DVDs, Youtube, etc …
    How do I fix this?

    #26844
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    fatmac
    fatmac

    If I remember right…

    Menu > Control Centre > Hardware > Test Soundcard

    If you hear sound, you need to raise it with the mixer.

    (I’m not on AntiX just now.)

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    #26845
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    olsztyn

    I would suggest – first test sound in Control Center/Hardware/Test Sound. See if it works in the first place.

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    mikey777

    Many thanks to you both for replying
    Yes this works, but only for headphones, not through the laptop’s speakers.
    I looked in AlsaMixer but don’t see how to switch to speakers …

    #26869
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    caprea
    caprea

    If you right-click with the mouse on the volume-icon in the toolbar, you can go to preferences.
    There you should be able to change the channel.

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    mikey777

    If you right-click with the mouse on the volume-icon in the toolbar, you can go to preferences.
    There you should be able to change the channel.

    Thanks caprea – I did this but still have the same problem of no sound through the laptop’s inbuilt speakers.
    This is a screenshot of “Preferences”:

    View post on imgur.com

    AlsaMixer shows this (sound card shown)

    View post on imgur.com

    Let me know if you need anymore info to help me fix this.
    Many thanks in advance

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by mikey777.
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    VW
    VW

    Yes this works, but only for headphones, not through the laptop’s speakers.

    That sounds like a faulty headphone socket, as in an electrical fault, and not a software fault.

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    caprea
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    The picture shows the display for “Internal” muted.Could you try if it helps to unmute it ?

    Does the output of
    aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
    give some hints why it cant play ?

    Edit: I would set the channel to “master”

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by caprea.
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    mikey777

    The picture shows the display for “Internal” muted.Could you try if it helps to unmute it ?

    Does the output of
    aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
    give some hints why it cant play ?

    This is the output:

    marie@antix1:~
    $ aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
    Playing WAVE '/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 48000 Hz, Mono

    I don’t think this gives any hint; do tell me your opinion.

    #26900
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    caprea
    caprea

    At least there is no error.
    If alsa recognizes the sound card and the playback command works (it does in this case)
    there is something wrong in the alsamixer-settings most of the time.
    Did you unmute the bar for “Internal” on the right side of the picture ?

    #26901
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    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    Also,turn up Master and Speaker volume in alsamixer.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by anticapitalista.

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