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I just installed debian sarge 3.1 with a 2.6x kernel and I have a soundblasterlive 24 bit card.
I cant get any sound out of my soundblaster card. Now the tricky part is
1. Im kinda new to this.
2. My buddy has the pc at his house, so i have to do it through ssh.
If anyone can help me through what i need to do to get this sound working would be awsome. I have libsound2, and a ton of alsa files installed but when i type alsaconf it cant detect my card, and says probing legacy cards, then i select to probe a wide range of cards (with my SB card checked as well) and then has no results. The prompt says this when its done.
Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-pcm snd-page-alloc snd-timer.
Building card database...
Probing legacy cards.. This may take a few minutes..
Probing: opl3sa2 cs4236 cs4232 cs4231 es18xx es1688 sb16 sb8
when i run alsamixer i get this error
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device
I use Fedora Core 3 rather than Debian. When testing a soundcard for the first time after a Linux install, I've always found the main volume is turned down so low you can't hear anything. Sometimes I have to open the volume controls and change those settings before any noise comes out.
I've been using Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 (model SB0100) cards for months, trouble free, but they use the EMU10K1 chipset, not EMU10KX. Surely the EMU10K1 is not "blacklisted"?
the entire SBLive series and so far as i know ever other soundcard ever made by creative apart from the audigy LS works fantasticly.
ONLY THE LS variant of the AUDIGY is dodgy and even that works so far as producing stereo sound.
I favour OSSfree so left all that alsa nonsense behind...hohum.