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Laptops using Puppy: No sound? Check this first.
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Joined: 29 Nov 2010
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Location: Buenos Aires

PostPosted: Tue 30 Nov 2010, 00:23    Post_subject:  Laptops using Puppy: No sound? Check this first.
Sub_title: Audio problems in Puppy on HP DV4 LAPTOP

I have a dv4 laptop. Puppy is working great for me, however I was having a hard time getting sound.

After going though the ALSA sound wizard several times and choosing different options there, I could not get my audio working (even though audio devices were detected, and I could see the volume control in the taskbar).

I read in some blog I should try connecting earphones, and wow! I got sound! So sound card was Ok...

I still had a problem: speakers not working.

Going through the setup options, I finally got it: there is a volume control for speakers which seems to be silenced by default that I had to enable. How to do this?

1) Right-click on the sound icon in the taskbar.
3) Tab Hardware
4) Choose Speaker Playback Volume from the Inactive Sliders list and press the arrow pointing left so it moves to Active Sliders.
5) Apply changes.
6) Right-click on the sound icon in the taskbar.
Cool You should now see the volume control for the speakers.

I'm just starting with Linux and Puppy and this is probably useful only for newbies, but it would have saved me some hours so here it goes.

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Location: INDIA

PostPosted: Mon 24 Jan 2011, 14:21    Post_subject: ACER Aspire one netbook running LUPU 5.1.1
Sub_title: Sound Card not working

Thanks . This idea worked just great. The sound is OK now. Works with internet radio, mplayer, and vlc. javascript:emoticon('Very Happy')
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Location: Calgary Alberta

PostPosted: Wed 09 Feb 2011, 11:04    Post_subject:  

If you dont have a setup option(no sound icon) for those users with this problem even if ALSA wizard detects a sound card, in my case four, the actual ALSA wizard working is irrelevant if Linux wont work with my windows 98 soundcard. Im not saying this is the issue, but it does seem to be. ALSA seems to want to work with the cards I want, but still no ability to get any sound. I suspect the wrong sound card, which has been said by some other users that also have old HP pavilion computers.
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