Sound mixer problem
- Hi everyone, I've been using Linux since November. I've tried to solve most
problems on my own, but there are a few I haven't been able to tackle, I hope
you fine people can help. I'm using RH 6.1. running with KDE This is a very
weird problem. My sound card will work with my cd-rom and play cd's out of
there, but anytime I try to use midi player or sound mixer, I get the error
message 'Can't open /dev/mixer: No such device.' in fact /dev/mixer is in the
/dev directory, so I don't know the reason for this error message. I tried to
use sndconfig to install the sound card but the program hangs when I press OK
after it finds my sound card (maybe a ICQ conflict?). I have read that maybe
I'll have to recompile my kernel, but I can't seem to locate the program to
do that. Any help is appreciated.
- Hi Don,
You wrote about your sound card problem. Firstly I believe, that redhat
configures your sound card driver as a module not as part of the kernel.
First, open up the mixer itself kmix. Then when you look at it all inputs which
are highlighted in red are active all other inputs are muted. It seems to be
that xmixer overrides any mute/unmute settings that you have in kmix. So open
up xmixer, you can do this by opening either konsole or a terminal. In the
terminal/konsole type xmixer. Xmixer should then appear. Unmute everything,
close xmixer. Now kmixer should work and so should all your other sound devices.