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What I'm looking at is:
04:07.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB0400 Audigy2 Value
However, "alsactl restore" and "aplay -l" tell me:
alsactl: load_state:1608: No soundcards found...
aplay: device_list:223: no soundcards found...
I've been researching for a good bit now and all attempts have lead me to dead ends or forum posts with only 1 post, or a post where the OP is having the exact same problem as me, and the rest of the posts have absolutely NOTHING to do with the problem (like fixing the microphone). I tried posting at fedoraforums.org and believe the post has 70+ views with no replies, so I'm attempting to reach out to a new set of users.
With all the research and attempting things and being unsuccessful so many times I'm left quite confused and on the verge of moving back to Windows. I don't want to, but if I can't get the $400 sound card i got a month ago to work in it, there is really no point in me continuing on as I feel it'll be a waste of equipment and money.
[side note: I got the card before I decided to use linux]
alsa-plugins-arcamav.i586 : Arcam AV amplifier plugin for ALSA
alsa-plugins-jack.i586 : Jack PCM output plugin for ALSA
alsa-plugins-oss.i586 : Oss PCM output plugin for ALSA
alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i586 : Alsa to PulseAudio backend
alsa-plugins-samplerate.i586 : External rate converter plugin for ALSA
alsa-plugins-speex.i586 : Rate Converter Plugin Using Speex Resampler
alsa-plugins-upmix.i586 : Upmixer channel expander plugin for ALSA
alsa-plugins-usbstream.i586 : USB stream plugin for ALSA
alsa-plugins-vdownmix.i586 : Downmixer to stereo plugin for ALSA
I'd be using my soundcard for production purposes, from what I understand is the purpose of JACK?
also don't be to surprised if there is no fix for the sound on fedora 11
there have been pulse audio issues since fedora 8
If this is the case and F11 is the reason why it isn't working, is there another release or distro that would be recommended? I've tried Ubuntu and managed to get alsa compiled and working properly and still no sound. I was told that it is still having a lot of issues with sound itself, which is why I migrated to Fedora.
I'm moreso looking for a stable release/distro that I can use to get myself comfortable with the ins and outs of linux before I get to the breaking of things to learn how to fix it for fun. Ha.
You may also try installing oss insted of alsa, which some feel gives a better quality sound,,,, assuming oss can be had with Fedora.
From what I understand OSS is for legacy soundcards?
Please correct me if I've understood anything wrong.
OpenSUSE or Debain might be good choices . Fedora is a FAST development distribution and as such it is not VERY stable and bugs are not always fixed . One of the main philosophies behind fedora is " what new things can we add and how fast "
I don't see anything in your modules that look like audio drivers for your card so you need to find out if you can get them installed
glenspref looks like he has what you're looking for in his post. if it doesn't work I'd do what John said and give another distro a try
debain is a good one and I'd recommend ubuntu to, it does a pretty good job of recognizing everything
What I gathered about JACK seems like it's the ideal choice for audio production in linux.
If I'm going to be recording with my soundcard, should I just stick with PulseAudio or move to JACK?
I do have to say, however, the GUI interface is extremely lacking in suse.
I'm not very fond of the 'everything pops up in a window and all the objects are grouped' vista-ish feel.
Also, from doing a bit of research and realizing I'll probably get yelled at for saying this :P, YUM seems to be just overall better than zypper. In speed, being informative, and just overall organization of the output.