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Old 11-21-2005, 05:20 PM   #1
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Mepis + SB Audigy 2 NX garbled sound


I just installed MEPIS with the 2.6 kernel, and I like it so far, but I have a couple of audio "issues." Firstly, the sound is garbled and crackly. Secondly, I cannot play audio cds with KsCD. There is no sound when the CD is playing. I used a ripper to convert them to mp3 (lame encoder) - and I can hear them when I use xmms to play the mp3's, but they are garbled. System beeps and notification sounds are choppy as well, so I don't think it was the encoder.

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, but I'm not sure at this point if the problem is software related or hardware related, or if it belongs in the MEPIS forum. I don't knoww, but audio problems aside, MEPIS is a user-friendly and great looking distro!
 
Old 11-22-2005, 01:04 AM   #2
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OK here is an update:

I tried using the onboard audio from my mobo, and it worked, even tho it's not that great. I'm still shooting for AUDIGY 2. I ran kudzu -p as root and it has a listing for my sound card:

Quote:
class: AUDIO
bus: USB
detached: 0
driver: audio
desc: "Creative Technology, Ltd SoundBlaster Audigy 2 NX"
usbclass: 1
usbsubclass: 2
usbprotocol: 0
usbbus: 4
usblevel: 1
usbport: 0
usbdev: 2
vendorId: 041e
deviceId: 3020
usbmfr: Creative Technology Ltd
usbprod: SB Audigy 2 NX
Shouldn't the driver be usb-audio and not just audio? I hear the choppy sound when I start the system, but if I run alsaconf, it does not detect the card, and after I cancel alsaconf when it doesn't see the card, there is no more sound period. I went ahead and disabled the onboard sound to make things simpler.

I also did lspci as root and it did not show anything related to multimedia/sound.

Any ideas?
 
Old 11-22-2005, 05:18 PM   #3
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Old 11-23-2005, 11:10 AM   #4
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Resolved

The issue was resolved. I don't know exactly what was wrong, but upgrading to 3.4.1 from 3.3.1.1 did the trick.
 
  


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