Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

laptop sound??

Last response: in Components
December 19, 2001 4:01:17 AM

Hi guys,
I was lookin for help with my installation of RH 7.2 on my laptop. I have compaq presario 1925 and i just recently installed the os. I have tried to figure out the sound problem but with no avail. If anyone can help me out with it. I would be very happy.

The problem is i dont get any sound!! As basic as that sounds, wen i login, and go under hardware browser it shows that SOUND DEVICE: MagicMedia 256AV Audio and under UNKNOWN DEVICES: -NeoMagic MagicWave 3D Sound System:unkown

When i play cd's it runs (the timer and stuff), but no sound comes out, i tried going into the sound server settings and mess around, and wen it trys to restart the server it gives an error :
"Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opend (no such device)

The sound server will continue, using the null output device"

How do i change this ?? Cuz i belive it does detect that i have sound card.. cuz it says that its neomagic etc etc under hardware browser ---

If you guys have any ideas of what i am suppsod to do. Please send me a message. Thank you.


I'm not young enough to know everything.
- J.M.Barrie

More about : laptop sound

December 19, 2001 7:07:16 AM

Are you sure you've got the right drivers for that sound card? You might want to download the latest drivers at <A HREF="http:// " target="_new">http:// </A>

After you've done that and unzipped the files, remove both the Magicmedia 356AV and the Neomagic Magicwave 3D Sound System from device manager, then restart the laptop. Windows 9? (you didn't say which version) should then re-detect the card as soon as you restart. When it asks for the driver disk, specify the location where you unzipped the files to, and hopefully you might have sound.
Related resources
December 19, 2001 5:14:54 PM

So he says. Sorry. :eek: 
December 20, 2001 4:59:10 AM

so you guys have any idea?? how to get it working?

I'm not young enough to know everything.
- J.M.Barrie
December 20, 2001 5:46:42 AM

The amount of info I know on Linux you could write on the back of a coin. But if I had to guess, I'd still say that the driver's you're using don't match the sound card.
As to how you would fix that specifically, I wouldn't have a clue. Sorry.