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hey all im running Ubunto linux 5.10 and im new to it! i have a sound blaster live 24 bit sound card and there is no sound.. what packages do i need to download. or what do i need to do im totaly lost and dont know what to do !! i need my sound please help me
I'd suggest that initially, you might try to get a copy of 6.10 (known as Edgy). It may just solve your problem - what with newer/better/greater/more up to date hardware detection. You may also just be able to look into changing all your repositories in the /etc/apt/sources.list file and run the updates.
ALSA is probably what you need to be looking at to get the sound working - erm it may also be relevant as to which desktop environment you're running as advice might be "tool" specific i.e. Ubuntu normally uses gnome as it's default desktop, though it's no difficulty to install KDE instead (which is my personal choice).
You might look at the Ubuntu (or debian if LQ doesn't have specifically Ubuntu) distro forum. Or you can also google for Ubuntu forums - they have lots of distro specific info - erm I think that 5.10 was called "Hoary"
Sorry can't be of more help (oh, and I think that you'd be needing snd-emu10k for the driver for your sound card - mines similar).
Have you try checking the mixer settings. Some distros
have the sound off by default. When I install slackware
11.0, the sound was disable. I ran kmix, kmix is a sound mixer. I was right the sound was off, I click on the
green LED to turn on master volume, pcm and line and
then move the slider up. And sound was heard. If no success here, the next thing to try is alsamixer.
Enable each source and move slider up and test for sound.
I notice from your first post that your soundcard is a
sound blaster live 24. There is a module for the
sound blaster live, but not with the 24 bit. You could try
the original sound blaster live module. As root type
If you get no errors, run lsmod to see if it was loaded, and repeat the mixer settings again.
ohh so it would probley be best just to use my onboard sound card. then.. lol well anyways im thinking of going back to windows being i lost my disk and thats why i am running linux dont quit understand all of this lol to much like php programming to me..
Sorry, it did not work out. I did a google search. It seems like you are not the only one having problems with this particular soundcard in linux. All linux distros
are not equal. Some have extensive hardware support and others to not. There is a linux distro that supports
your soundcard. It's called xandros. I checked the
HCL (ie. Hardware compatibility list ) the website is: http://support.xandros.com/hclv4/
Click on sound cards. Scroll down and you will see your soundcard with a check mark. Xandros is not free. What you
are buying is ease of use and support.
I remembered a quote. Someone ask which operating system is best Windows, Mac or linux?