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Re: [trinity-users] Dead Sound Card

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 19:19:06 +0100
On Tuesday 08 April 2014 16:38:02 Dsant wrote:
> Le 08/04/2014 16:52, Lisi Reisz a écrit :
> > On Tuesday 08 April 2014 15:43:29 Alexandre wrote:
> >>> I have a client whose sound has suddenly died, after running
> >>> well since the system was installed.  (Six months??  A bit
> >>> more?)  The obvious explanations are user error (clicked
> >>> something without realising) or dead hardware.
> >>>
> >>> She is running Debian Wheezy with TDE 3.5.13.2 on an oldish
> >>> Dell laptop.  Since I haven't got the laptop here, I haven't
> >>> got its specs.  I cannot have the laptop to work on for the
> >>> moment, since she is using it a lot for now.
> >>>
> >>> All suggestions or explanations welcomed,
> >>> Lisi
> >>
> >> Hi Lisi,
> >>
> >> At first, I think that checking that all of the on/off check
> >> boxes in Kmix is a good option. Then, some laptops has a
> >> function keys, on the same keys as F1, F..., where you can press
> >> FN+ (the mute button) to turn on or off the sound. On some
> >> lappies, these keys are driven by the software (in linux), or on
> >> older lappies, it is directly controlled by the hardware, which
> >> is more multi-platform friendly. Also, does the laptop has a
> >> hardware volume control, probably on the side of it?
> >>
> >> Then, if none of these works, I'd test the computer with a
> >> livecd, which is know to support the sound chip of this computer
> >> and play a sound file.
> >>
> >> Running ''alsaconf'' form Konsole, as a root user, is also good
> >> for reconfiguring the sound card, but I am not sure if this
> >> program is still included on linux distros of these years.
> >>
> >> Good luck!
> >> -Alexandre
> >
> > Thanks, Alexandre.  Your help is much appreciated.
> >
> > Lisi
> >
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> You should/could check (even on KDE, it helps me a lot) :
>
>   * kmix
>   *
>
>   * gnome-volume-control
>   *
>
>   * gnome-control-center, icon sound
>   *
>
>   * gmixer
>   *
>
>   * pavucontrol
>   *
>
>   * alsamixer

Thanks, Dsant. Very helpful.

Lisi