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Old 12-18-2006, 02:57 PM   #1
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Need Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live!24-bit driver for linux


Hi im new,

Well I downloaded linux and I wanna hear some sound come out of my speakers. I am completely lost on how to install the ALSO drivers So I would rather see something that is more simple to use. Creative labs does not offer sound blaster live 24-bit drivers for linux so I need some unofficial ones. My linux distribution is Suse 10.2.
 
Old 12-18-2006, 03:16 PM   #2
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You need to load the module snd-ca0106. As root, su, or sudo type modprobe snd-ca0106.

I suggest adding the following lines to /etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf. You will have to be as root when editing the file.
Code:
# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-ca0106
#options snd-ca0106

# 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
Do not run GUI when logged in as root or else your installation will not work well or be corrupted.

Use only alsamixer to adjust mixer controls. If you use kmixer or any GUI mixer, it may not work correctly.

ALSA is the official sound system in Linux.
 
Old 12-18-2006, 03:20 PM   #3
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how do you log in as root?My computer starts up and I select Linux and it goes right into my linux desktop, no user selection.
 
Old 12-18-2006, 11:32 PM   #4
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Open a terminal window, type "su" (without quotes), hit Enter and then enter your root password. That will give you root privilages.
 
Old 12-19-2006, 05:31 PM   #5
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I am having a hard time understanding a clue of what anything you guys are saying as being a newbie linux user and have only had experience with windows. Can you tell it to me a lot more simpler than that please?
 
Old 12-19-2006, 07:52 PM   #6
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nevermind, dumped suse and went Ubuntu, sound works perfectly now.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 02:49 AM   #7
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You shouldn't really have to change distros to get sound working, though :/.
 
  


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