Using a $9.00 Aopen soundcard because the motherboard onboard out jack is broken, so I needed a quick cheap fix. Well, I know the modules are loading, (snd-cmipci and snd-pcm-oss, as well as various others) and I'm using KDE, which doesn't give any alsa errors, and I've confirmed alsa makes /dev/snd files, and that everything which should be unmuted/muted is done so, or so I think. User is in the audio group, and tried adding just the two main modules to list of modules in rc.conf. Everything works, no sound, and any configurations I could find by exhaustively searching the forums has failed.
Anyway, what could I possibly be missing?
Check the parameters in KDE control center Sound & Multimedia.
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^^^Yeah, if I choose Alsa, Auto, or if I disable the panel altogether, nothing. I ran across some more threads just searching, and gonna try some more things tonight when I get home. Thanks.
Try to playe some audio from command line. For exmaple a WAV file with aplay:
And check the output msges.
Damn. What a freakin' idiot I am. Speakers plugged in wrong. Plugged into the DEAD onboard sound ports of all things. I just didn't look close enough. There's been so much going on lately at home.
Sound is good. On to the next problem...