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Old 08-06-2004, 07:01 AM   #1
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Dell SB Live! and SB Audigy LS gain Linux support


According to the Creative Open source page:

http://opensource.creative.com/soundcard.html

Driver support on both
1. Dell model of SB Live! (snd-emu10k1x)
2. SB Audigy LS (snd-audigyls)

is coming with ALSA 1.0.6.

You can try the official ALSA 1.0.6 now available at the ALSA official page:

http://www.alsa-project.org/

Notice each of them has its own module name.
Do not use 'snd-emu10k1' module with these soundcard models.

Update: ALSA 1.0.6 is officially released.

Last edited by zero0w; 08-17-2004 at 12:28 AM.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 02:32 AM   #2
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Have you tried out the RC driver?
 
Old 08-10-2004, 03:30 AM   #3
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My Sound Blaster Live! is the original authentic version, so it works with snd-emu10k1.

However, the ALSA mailing list archive shows the work in developing these drivers:

snd-emu10kx
http://www.mail-archive.com/alsa-dev.../msg12497.html

snd-audigyls
http://www.mail-archive.com/alsa-dev.../msg12892.html
 
Old 08-10-2004, 09:08 AM   #4
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Wow! Sweet! This is just what I needed! Hope it works though...
Hey I extracted everything to file:/root/alsa-driver-1.0.6rc2 and uhh... what to do with it?

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Old 08-10-2004, 11:19 AM   #5
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You do need some prior experience on compiling packages and editing configuration file such as /etc/modules.conf

The first place you can start to look for compiling procedure of ALSA is here:

http://alsa.opensrc.org/

Look under the section:
"Compiling ALSA and Linux kernels from source-code packages"
and start to learn compiling ALSA for your Linux distro.

Normally. Quick install should work fine
http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=Quick+Install

Hopefully, the next distro upgrade cycle will incorporate those ALSA changes already.

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Old 08-10-2004, 11:02 PM   #6
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I did tested his (James-alsa developer for audigyls) cvs driver some one month or so ago. The sound output works but the line-in didn't work. And the mixer was still very rough around the edge. Hope he notice those stuff and do what is necessary. Will test it once 1.0.6 is official. I only have the production machine to work with, so can't mess it up to often.

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Old 08-11-2004, 01:29 PM   #7
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I just bought an Audigy LS because my motherboard has an integrated soundcard which seems to be a hassle to setup to work with Slack 9.1.

However, how do I disable the integrated soundcard, as the kernel does not recognize the Audigy LS in PCI ? I tried to see in the bios but I could not see how to disable the soundcard ?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 11:05 PM   #8
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BIOS is probably the way you are going to disable your onboard soundcard.
If such option is not there (I doubt it), then maybe you can check your motherboard manual to see if any jumper setting is available for disabling it.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 11:35 PM   #9
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I'm new to Linux, I love music, and I really want to try the various sequencers and such included with SuSE 9.1, and I have a Dell SB Live. Do I understand correctly that I will be able to use this soundcard in Linux?
 
Old 08-13-2004, 12:36 AM   #10
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According to this discussion:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/202376

You can determine which SB Live! model you are using by:

$ lspci

-> The Dell CT0200 model will show it as EMU10K1X, eg:

02:02.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs [SB Live! Value] EMU10k1X

-> While the normal SB Live! will be shown as EMU10K1, eg:

00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)

So, yes, with the new ALSA 1.0.6 upgrade, you will be able to use your SB Live! soundcard whether it is EMU10k1X or EMU10k1.

However, I think you may need to test further to see if MIDI support is working or not.
This, I have no idea, since EMU10k1X support is a very recent event (less than 3 months I am afraid).

For the ordinary SB Live, you can read about its MIDI support via awesfx here:
http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showtopic=1189

Not sure if MIDI would work on the Dell model or not; you have to experiment to find out.

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Old 08-13-2004, 01:10 AM   #11
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I think you can work MIDI if you follow a mini-howto found in the postings in the regular emu10k1 driver page in the soundcard matrix (lots of ins ). I think 1.0.5 has Dell SB Live support, since I'm using a module called emu-10k1x for my regular SB Live, and I've heard someone got their's working with 1.0.5.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 02:20 AM   #12
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Probably. I heard ALSA 1.0.5a supported Dell model already for some users, the driver developer has been seeking feedback for this new snd-emu10k1x module:

http://www.mail-archive.com/alsa-use.../msg13912.html

So, if you have any more information on how this new driver works for you, please add it to the Wiki page so that more developers / users can receive feedback on it:

http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=emu10k1x

Any one who has got hardware MIDI (awesfx) working on the Dell model, please add your comment to that page too.

Note: SB Audigy LS, however, only starts to work in ALSA 1.0.6.

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Old 08-13-2004, 02:38 AM   #13
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BTW, each of these ALSA modules has its own wiki page:

snd-emu10k1 (Normal SB Live!, Audigy 1-2)
http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=emu10k1

snd-emu10k1x (Dell model CT0200 SB Live 5.1)
http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=emu10k1x

snd-audigyls (SB Audigy LS only)
http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=audigyls

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Old 08-16-2004, 01:29 AM   #14
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Update:

ALSA 1.0.6 official release is now available:
http://www.alsa-project.org/
http://www.mail-archive.com/alsa-ann.../msg00018.html

Linux Hardware also has a report on this:
http://www.linuxhardware.org/article.../08/16/1850201

So it's about time to start testing and see if the new driver works for you if you are using one of these soundcard models.

Last edited by zero0w; 08-16-2004 at 11:52 PM.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 05:33 PM   #15
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Allright, well I am one of the unfortunate many with the Dell SB Live sound card. I just installed Alsa 1.0.6a.

Keep in mind I am using SuSE 9.1. When i go into my sound card options in Yast, it shows Emu10k1x next to my sound card. But my sound is still not working. As you can see:

Module Size Used by
snd_emu10k1 86916 0
snd_rawmidi 24992 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_pcm 96776 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_timer 25476 1 snd_pcm
snd_seq_device 8328 2 snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec 60676 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_util_mem 4992 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep 9732 1 snd_emu10k1
snd 59524 8 snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,

How do I go about switching to the emu10k1x module? And is that all I need to do to get it working? I assumed the module was already set seeing as the x vers. driver is the one that shows up next to my sound card. But evidentally not.

Any suggestions?
 
  


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