Originally posted by DeathPrawn
0000:02:03.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10) <- disable this one
0000:02:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 03) < - use this one
0000:02:0a.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev 03)
0000:02:0a.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port
First problem is you still have that onboard soundchip enabled.
Do you know how to enter and change a setting in your BIOS?
When your computer is booting, press Del to enter the BIOS,
or it may say to enter Setup, and then search for the entry
which says something like chipset configuration. Whatever it says
on your comp, it will have something similar to Onboard Soundchip
and you should change that to Disable. I'm sorry if this sounds rather
vague, but (1) I don't know exactly which motherboard you have,
and (2) all three of my PCs are in China, and I'm in America with the
same laptop that Noah had on the Ark. If you need further help with
finding that, please write down stuff you see and post more info so
that we can guide you.
Good news is that your computer has detected your sound card, so
it's just a matter of getting it configured correctly.
Module Size Used by Not tainted
soundcore 3268 0 (autoclean)
Disregarding all the other modules, cause that's all you've got for
sound so far. I don't know how the Debian packages for sound work,
so can't help too much from there.
However, I've successfully compiled many apps from source, so once
we find out the problem you've had so far, we should be able to get
you some sound. These are the Audigy instructions
from ALSA. You
will need to get the first three files on their main page
You said "it didn't want to make," but we'll need you to record and
post the exact error to determine the problem. And you should install
those three files exactly in order, and exactly as stated in the instructions
from ALSA. After you install them, the last step being "modprobe"
then you should issue "alsaconf" as a normal user to unmute the
channels and turn up the volume, then issue "alsactl store" as root
to save your settings.
After you've done all that and issue "lsmod" you should see the modules
that you inserted with the "modprobe" command.
I think you should either (a) remove the packages you got with apt
and then compile from source, or (b) remove the source code and
then properly apt-get the packages and install them. However, if you
apt-get them, you'll need different instructions which I can't provide.
Hope this gets you further down the road. Some things may be more
clear now. If not, there's a flaw in my instructions.