[mythtv-users] Re: Sound problems... SB and Onboard sound

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 02:00:14 UTC 2005

On 10/09/05, A JM <vbtalent at gmail.com> wrote:
> It turns out the Volume was muted which appears to be the default for FC3???
> AJM,
> On 9/10/05, A JM <vbtalent at gmail.com> wrote: 
> > 
> > I want to use the onboard sound on my motherboard and have since removed
> my SoundBlaster card from my box. Now I have no sound, even after removing
> the lines in my modprob.conf that referred to my SB card. How do I get this
> thing fixed? 
> >   
> > I'm running FC3, it detects the card but I get the following error - 
> >   
> > "artsmessage, Error while initializing the sound driver: 

Unless you need arts for a specific reason, it's normally a good idea
to disable it completely. Also, make sure you don't have specific
~/.asoundrc and /etc/asound.state files for your old card, which
likely uses difference device names and mixer controls.

To get round the volume problem, I normally set the mixer up as I want
it, then save it to a specific file, and then load it at startup (this
is incase the default file gets overwritten with bad mixer levels).


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