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Old 02-01-2003, 05:22 AM   #1
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Angry Problems with SBLive on Dell Dimension


I have a Dell Dimension 8250.. I recently (tonight) installed RH on it. I've never ran into this problem before, so I would like any input anyone may have.


I read somewhere that Linux won't pick up hardware that shares the same irq as any CPU bus. However, my Video card is on a shared IRQ, and it works fine. However, my sound card doesn't. The detector detects it as being made by Creative Labs (It's an SBLive!), but it doesn't recognize any furhter information.


Please email me at speedi@sbcglobal.net if you think you can help me with this problem. Thank you.
~Abel

P.S. And yes, I've spent the last three hours reading =)
 
Old 02-01-2003, 11:58 PM   #2
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From opensource.creative.com in the Note Regarding Card Support,
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Dell ships a card with the Dimension line called the "SoundBlaster Live 5.1" (CT0200) which doesn't work with this (or any other) Linux driver. If you are ordering a Dell, tell them you are using Linux and they should be able to sell you another SoundBlaster which will work.
 
Old 05-07-2003, 11:00 AM   #3
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Angry addition to the model number

I, after dealing with Dell regarding Inspiron Linux issues, asked them to insure that the equipment met their "Linux specifications" (as you can get RedHat installed on some of their systems). They told me that the SoundBlaster Live SB0200 would work and that only the CT models didn't work. The ignorant person that I seem to be--believed them. Well, doesn't work. According to what I've found on the web, SB and CT are the SAME THING. I pulled it out and am just using the integrated Intel 810 sound and it works fine (past that it is only porting audio to the front, but that's another post!)

-David
 
Old 05-13-2003, 01:43 PM   #4
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Quick side note, the ALSA drivers packaged in SuSE 8.2 seem to work perfect--the front and back outlets are working fine and it detected the Dell SBLive without any problems! Beautiful!
 
Old 08-07-2003, 07:09 PM   #5
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Can you please tell me what settings you used in the Suse sound setup? (Such as ext-out / ext-in / other settings in advanced settings???) My Suse 8.2 installation with a Dell SBLive detects and installs the card, but nothing will produce sound.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:09 PM   #6
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Yes...help please.

SuSE 8.2 with SoundBlaster card. It is detected, but doesn't work unless I pull of YaST Control Center and click on it. How unnerving!! I like the KDE startup sound...and I never get to hear it, lol.

I've done lot's of playing around, and have yet to fix it. How'd you get it to work?
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:54 PM   #7
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Well, I got mine working from start up. I can't really explain it...but here's what I did, and obviously it fixed it.

Recompiled my SuSE source with xconfig.
Said yes to the Creative EMU10K (or something)
Said NO to the Creative MIDI
Said yes to OSS

finished the recompile and when I started up, I got the oh so catchy KDE start up wav and all other system notifications.

So...once I get my NIC module to load at start up, I'll be a SuSE happy camper!
 
  


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