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Old 11-13-2004, 03:19 AM   #1
gangeskhan
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Sound Blaster Live 24-bit detected, but device not found


Hey everybody

I've got FC2 running with kernel 2.6.8-1.521. My sound card is Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit (the one that is audigyls, not emu10k1) and I disabled the onboard soundcard in BIOS. I've tried everything to get this card up and running on my system, but i cant get any sound to come out. I installed the latest ALSA 1.0.6a and compiled the modules just like it says on their install guide. Now my system says it does detect the card, if i run the soundcard detection program it will show up as an Audigy LS, but no test file plays. However, anytime i try to start a mixer or anything like testing aplay wav it comes back with "alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device." sndconfig doesnt want to work because soundcore is .ko not .o

since i cant get to alsamixer or anything, i cant try to unmute the sounds if i could even get that far. (i even tried to compile 2.6.9 with ALSA embedded but it gave me a kernel panic so im scared to try that again). At one point it tried to configure the card on boot-up but it didnt seem to emable sound.

I know this seems like many of the other problem posts but 1) snd_audigyls is installed not emu10k1 and 2) i can't even get a mixer program to run to unmute anything. Please hellp my newbness . I have a nasty feeling i ruined something beyond repair and need to start fresh? If i do how do i do that?

>lspci -v <
00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy LS
Subsystem: Creative Labs: Unknown device 1006
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 5
I/O ports at d000
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version

>lsmod<

snd_pcm_oss 48808 0 (oss'es arent supposed to be in there? they werent at one point but came back)
snd_audigyls 25512 0
snd_pcm 90632 2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_audigyls
snd_timer 29188 1 snd_pcm
snd_ac97_codec 63952 1 snd_audigyls
snd_page_alloc 9736 2 snd_audigyls,snd_pcm
snd_mixer_oss 18048 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd 51428 6 snd_pcm_oss,snd_audigyls,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_ac97_codec,snd_mixer_oss
soundcore 7713 1 snd
parport_pc 21249 1
lp 9133 0
parport 35977 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 20677 0
sunrpc 141861 1
sis900 15941 0
ipt_REJECT 5057 1
ipt_state 1857 6
ip_conntrack 25569 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 2369 1
ip_tables 13889 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
floppy 54001 0
sg 28513 0
scsi_mod 105360 1 sg
xfs 505777 1
dm_mod 47317 0
joydev 7169 0
ohci_hcd 19793 0
button 4825 0
battery 7117 0
asus_acpi 9177 0
ac 3533 0
md5 3905 1
ipv6 217349 10
ext3 96937 2
jbd 66521 1 ext3

>modprobe.conf<

alias eth0 sis900
alias usb-controller ohci-hcd
# ivtv modules setup
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
install ivtv /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install ivtv; /sbin/modprobe ivtv-fb
# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-audigyls
# 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
remove snd-audigyls { /usr/sbin/alsactl store >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-audigyls
alias snd-card-0 snd-audigyls
(this is added by alsaconf but doesnt seem to do anything)
# --- BEGIN: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
# --- ALSACONF verion 1.0.6 ---
alias snd-card-0 snd-audigyls
alias sound-slot-0 snd-audigyls
# --- END: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---

dmesg is giving me something very fishy looking

...ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:03.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
eth0: Realtek RTL8201 PHY transceiver found at address 1.
eth0: Using transceiver found at address 1 as default
eth0: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0xd400, IRQ 11, 00:07:95:ac:e7:55.
divert: freeing divert_blk for eth0
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
ip_conntrack version 2.1 (3071 buckets, 24568 max) - 320 bytes per conntrack
sis900.c: v1.08.07 11/02/2003
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:03.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
eth0: Realtek RTL8201 PHY transceiver found at address 1.
eth0: Using transceiver found at address 1 as default
eth0: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0xd400, IRQ 11, 00:07:95:ac:e7:55.
eth0: Media Link On 10mbps full-duplex
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
lp0: console ready
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
atkbd.c: Keyboard on isa0060/serio0 reports too many keys pressed.
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0b.0[A] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
Model 1006 Rev 00000000 Serial 10061102
ALSA /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.6a/alsa-kernel/pci/ac97/ac97_codec.c:1904: AC'97 0 does not respond - RESET
ALSA /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.6a/alsa-kernel/pci/ac97/ac97_codec.c:1912: AC'97 0 access is not valid [0x0], removing mixer.
AudigyLS: probe of 0000:00:0b.0 failed with error -5
eth0: Media Link Off
eth0: Media Link On 10mbps full-duplex
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0b.0[A] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
Model 1006 Rev 00000000 Serial 10061102
ALSA /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.6a/alsa-kernel/pci/ac97/ac97_codec.c:1904: AC'97 0 does not respond - RESET
ALSA /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.6a/alsa-kernel/pci/ac97/ac97_codec.c:1912: AC'97 0 access is not valid [0x0], removing mixer.
AudigyLS: probe of 0000:00:0b.0 failed with error -5

and finally KDE info center says:
card config -no soundcards-
audio, synth, midi, and mixers NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG
and timers: 7: system timers (?)
 
Old 11-15-2004, 07:06 AM   #2
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There is no AC97 codec on Live 24-bit. ADC is WM8775. The DAC is also different, it's actually the same as on Audigy2 ZS, CS4382-KO. We actually need a new drivers which are part of audigyls (the PCI controller), part of audigy 2 (teh CS4382) and a new ADC implementation is needed.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 10:24 AM   #3
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As the card is a Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24bit take a look at:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...threadid=254502

It would appear that they have changed the chipset lets see if we can get a new driver under way.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 10:43 AM   #4
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SB Live 24bit.

Latest news from James Courtier-Dutton (the developer for ALSA drivers):

"I have managed to get this card working in Linux alsa now.
Code will be posted next weekend, if I have time."

Posted on alsa-developers mailing list on Monday 22-nov.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:04 PM   #5
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sound blaster live 24

mhelin
were would that driver be posted?
i've given up on my on-board sis 7012 sound chip,
and have been trying to get the sound blaster live 24
to work in suse 9.2. i've had no luck.
i saw your post the other day, and see that there might be some hope with
that new driver.
TIA
 
Old 12-01-2004, 04:03 PM   #6
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If you go to:
http://www.alsa-project.org/~james/alsa-driver/audigy2/
you will find a diff file to patch the alsa driver sources.
You then have to build the drivers and apply them to your system.
I have not yet managed that build for my system, SuSE9.1, but I have managed to get started.

Good luck.
Peter
 
Old 12-01-2004, 04:53 PM   #7
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Same thing I have... darn, i once had it on and it worked (the guy that wrote the driver wrote me a little preview of it)
 
Old 12-01-2004, 11:19 PM   #8
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I have the EXACT same problem..except i'm using SuSE 9.2 Pro and i'm much more of a newb than you are :P alsamixer told me the same thing.. and I can't play any sounds AT ALL... though suseplugger tells me that the device is installing and that snd-audigyls is running..


ACK!

I don't even know where to START to build drivers for my system or anything.. *sigh*... $40 for that card down the drain.. i bought it to be more compatible with Linux, but just my luck, it happens to be one of the Sound Blasters that won't run on Linux yet >_>

Last edited by Tiradin; 12-01-2004 at 11:20 PM.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 12:34 AM   #9
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Why don't you ask from James? Anyway, I guess he will put the diff's onto his web site when the patches are ready. The live 24-bit card does have only the P17 chip, no EMU10kx at all, it's got the same DAC as Audigy2, but different ADC. It may be that making the recording part to work takes some time. So post your question to alsa-developers mailing list, I'm quite sure James will monitor that list.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 05:11 AM   #10
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From my experience you'd be better off taking anything that uses the audigyls module back to the shop and getting a SBlive! (non 24-bit) instead.
The emu10k1 based boards run just sooo sweet.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 11:01 AM   #11
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mhelin
what is the address for james's site?
TIA
 
Old 12-02-2004, 02:28 PM   #12
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low level garbage

The 64 bit version is all they are selling now on the low end. There goes our low end sound card of choice. Make sure you send an email to Creative labs.

Ryan_moure
 
Old 12-07-2004, 02:59 PM   #13
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Smile at last sound

well i gave up on my sound blaster live 24 card.
brought it back to my favorite store best buy.
went online and found a sound blastwer live value card,
installed it, reinstalled suse 9.2, and low and behold
i have sound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 12-07-2004, 03:28 PM   #14
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i use to have the problem

i installed alsa (apt-get install alsa) debian dist

alsa config

do the setup

run the volume control/mixer

then try to run audacity to see if you got it workin
 
Old 12-07-2004, 04:58 PM   #15
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Re: at last sound

Quote:
Originally posted by digitalpalmtree
well i gave up on my sound blaster live 24 card.
brought it back to my favorite store best buy.
went online and found a sound blastwer live value card,
installed it, reinstalled suse 9.2, and low and behold
i have sound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sweet. :-)
 
  


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