No sound from speakers

Mark Priestley M.Priestley at
Fri Sep 8 06:09:34 PDT 2006

On Thu, Sep 07, 2006 at 08:57:02PM +0100, Richard Melville wrote:

> Please can somebody help.  I've reached the stage of desperation.  I've
> compiled the via drivers and alsa into the kernel and installed the alsa
> library, plug-ins, utilities and alsa oss.  I've run the speaker-test and
> played a wav file and everything on the terminal screen looks good.  I
> have not been able to get any failures, but I still cannot get any sound
> from the speakers.  I've tested the speakers and cable on another box
> and they are good.  Does anybody know what the problem could be? It must
> be something simple that's eluding me.

Have you unmuted the speakers?  By default they start out muted, I think. 
You can use alsamixer to unmute them.


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