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Re: this is why I hate changing Fedora versions



2009/6/21 Dave Stevens <geek uniserve com>:
> I had a good F7 version that did pretty much everything I wanted. But it was
> no longer getting updates and I thought that since my ATI1600 video card was
> being dropped by ATI, maybe I had better upgrade. Then when I install the
> Sapphire 4770 card I will get updates and if I'm reading my mail correctly
> there is likely to be good open source support for the 3D graphic
> capabilities in the near term. Fine. So I switched to the new HD and
> installed F11 x86_64 fresh. The sound doesn't work. OK, what about muting?
> yes? Yes. The sound was muted by default. So I unmuted it. Still no sound.
> Go to System -> Preferences -> Advanced Volume Control. no joy. Check the
> plug on the back of the box, is it plugged in? yes. To the right little
> hole? yes. Just where it was when I switched and it worked then. Volume
> turned up on the speakers? yes. Don't know what else to check. The card is a
> little Ensoniq Sound Blaster compatible I've had for years. I don't do any
> tricks with it, just play tunes.
>
> I now remember going through this little dance two years ago or so when I
> went from FC5 to F7. Isn't it brain dead to ship a distribution with the
> sound muted by default?
>
> Apart from Ubuntu, does anyone have a suggestion where else I can look to
> get things working? The system _thinks_ it's working, kplayer chugs through
> Sweet Home Chicago just as if it was doing something useful, but no tune.
>
> Dave
>

The 4770 probably has a sound chip in it. In pavucontrol, check from
the right-click context menu of an output stream that it is assigned
to the right output device.


-- 
Joonas Sarajärvi
muepsj gmail com


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