Tech support hell

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Parsifal

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Tech support hell
« on: June 05, 2010, 02:57:55 PM »
* sparky4_ (~sparky4@c-75-65-176-33.hsd1.la.comcast.net) has joined #debian
<sparky4_> amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such file or directory
<sparky4_> I have a major poblem with sound
<sparky4_> hello?
<sparky4_> I need help setrting up the sound
<musca> !tell sparky4_ about alsa
<sparky4_> ><;
<sparky4_> amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such file or directory
<sparky4_> alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory
<sparky4_> thease are the errors i have
<cthuluh> sparky4_: when you launch alsamixer as root, does it fail?
<cthuluh> if not, add yourself to the audio group
<sparky4_> cthuluh: YES IT FAILS!
<cthuluh> OK!!! THEN YOU HAVE A PROBLEM!
<cthuluh> tsss
<sparky4_> ><;
<cthuluh> sparky4_: question: do you know anything about your sound card?
<sparky4_> all Ididi
<sparky4_> was simply
<sparky4_> move the simply moved it from the middle PCI slot to the end PCI slot
<sparky4_> then it sotped working
<sparky4_> then I moved it back to original slot
<sparky4_> and still bloke ><;
<cthuluh> did you forget something? like a cable?
<cthuluh> there were old sound chips that needed a cable
<sparky4_> Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1
<sparky4_> name of card and SPU
<cthuluh> sparky4_: no /dev/dsp ?
<sparky4_> cthuluh: ?????
<sparky4_> boomboxcompy4:~# /dev/dsp
<sparky4_> -bash: /dev/dsp: No such file or directory
<sparky4_> ><;
<sparky4_> nope
<cthuluh> you tried to execute a device file
<cthuluh> wow
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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frozen_berries

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Re: Tech support hell
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 03:09:09 PM »
Interesting.

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Lorddave

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Re: Tech support hell
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 03:11:25 PM »
Use Windows. :P

Or it could be that he didn't ground himself properly and fried his Sound card when he moved it.

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Crustinator

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Re: Tech support hell
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 06:49:54 PM »
Mildly amusing story to a very limited number of people.

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LBtheWise

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Re: Tech support hell
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010, 12:11:10 PM »
tl;dr

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