Mandrake 9.1 (default audio setting is on mute)
On Mandrake 9.1 you may not be able to hear sound yet, for some reason by default the Mixer is set to MUTE ALL. If that is the case follow the following instruction to uncheck the mute option.
- From the Multimedia menu => Sound
- Find and click on Aumix
Open a virtual terminal and type aumix on your command line and you should see the mixer pop up.
- On the aumix menu click on the mute option uncheck the Mute all.
Launch the CD-Player and you should be able to hear the sound.
You may also have to consider checking the aRts sound server option, figure 5.3. Make sure it is enabled to start on KDE start up. If it is not enabled, enable it and restart the system. On any other version of Linux it may be worth checking the sound server option in case you are having difficulties getting it to sound.
Depending on your computer's BIOS ability, you may additionally manage the IRQ settings allocation starting at boot in your /etc/lilo.conf. To do this edit lilo.conf and find the line that says append, and insert the pci=biosirq at the end of that line.
Make note that assigning allocation of IRQs in lilo.conf is just an alternative if your system is having trouble allocating resources. To learn more about resources use dmesg as indicated in Chapter 7 installing hardware.