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Old 06-02-2003, 09:28 PM   #1
koboldmann5
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No sound with soundblaster live


I have a soundlbaster live sound card and linux 9.0 and I have no idea how to get sound out of my computer.
I am very new at this os , and from what I have read, I need the emu10k1 driver which I have installed. I added this line to /etc/modules.conf
" alias sound emu10k1"

 
Old 06-02-2003, 09:37 PM   #2
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well, when you install Redhat 9.0 during installation it will setup the sound and will prompt you with the sound test and will ask you if you heard the sound under the driver it probed. So maybe you should also check the speakers, cables, whether it's plugged in the right slot in the back of the computer.

If you did all of that then go into the menu, systems and then Sound&Video, to configure the sound.

Let us know what's up after you do all of this!,

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Old 06-02-2003, 09:38 PM   #3
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Assuming the installer already setup up ALSA. Go to
http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...module=emu10k1
Then look for "Setting up modprobe and kmod support".

Next time please search. There is already tons of posts on this topic in this forum.
 
Old 06-02-2003, 09:42 PM   #4
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he's a newbie man....don't give him all that guru stuff, heheh.

I'm pretty sure that his problem is minor, specially if you look at the players in the game.

Redhat 9.0 and Sound Blaster Live....perfect combination pretty much, can't go wrong...will always work at first try,
 
Old 06-03-2003, 05:13 PM   #5
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Alright. I checked all the plugins and tried to configure my card like you said. I didn't hear the test sound though. I also went to the website that electro suggested and went to the appropriate section. I copied this into /etc/modules.conf like the site suggested:
# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
# module options should go here
# OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
# card #1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

This fixed another problem I was having with my volume control not being able to open, but still no sound. Any other suggesstions?
 
Old 06-04-2003, 01:53 AM   #6
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I had a few problems with my Soundblaster, as well. Most of them were related to cabling problems, i.e. I had the speaker able connected to the mic jack, or whatever.

I have three distros at the moment: one RH 7.0 and two LFS (3.3-ish and 4.1-ish). The soundcard works for all of them.

The modules.conf that you have listed below is only necessary if you're using ALSA. I assume that since this modules.conf fixed some problems, that ALSA is part of RH 9.0 (its not in RH 7.0). My modules.conf is identical to yours. So, once you've loaded all the modules (via insmod or modprobe), you should be rockin'.

There's only one thing that I can think of: the sound support has to be built into the kernel as a module. Perform a find on the /lib/modules/<kernel version> directory. Is there a sound.o object file? I suspect that there is, since I can't see that RH would incorporate ALSA without configuring the sound support to be a module in the kernel.

Other than that, I'm outta ideas.
 
Old 06-04-2003, 08:55 PM   #7
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I'm so sorry, but I messed up. I tried the pulling the sound card out deal after adding the previous text to /etc/modules.conf, so it all got wiped out. I reconfigured my sound card and I still don't have sound, but my volume control still works. So I don't think the above text worked to my advantage. I also don't know i have alsa on my computer. is there any way to check?

This is my current modules.conf file (all of it)
alias eth0 tulip
alias usb-controller usb-uhci
alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394
alias sound-slot-0 emu10k1
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :

im very sorry about this. Im just not going to mess with the problem until I get suggestions from you guys. Thanks
 
Old 06-05-2003, 02:35 AM   #8
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this wont help a bit, but this is yet another reason i wont switch from RH 7.3 to 8 or 9. my SB live works with no effort on my part.

Last edited by Robert0380; 06-05-2003 at 02:37 AM.
 
  


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