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Old 11-06-2005, 10:54 AM   #1
dwnocturnal
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Post SB audigy 2zs driver with Fedora Core problem


Hey, I am pretty new to linux so i dont know very much at all. I was trying to install my soundcard, the SB audigy 2 zs driver in linux and it said it automatically put i on here i think with the file emu10k1 but it doesnt play any sounds and so i went to alsa'a website to try and download and install the driver from there but i am having some troubles because when i run the ./configure --with-cards=emu10k1 it gets to the end and says that the version.h file for my kernel doesnt exist, and i tried specifying the exact location of the kernel and it just keeps telling me to install the whole package for the kernel, which i have already done. Is there anyway someone can give me a full walkthrough on this please? Would be most appreciated.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 06:50 PM   #2
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Well first u should check to see if emu10k1 is already compiled as a module, ( I also have this card) to do this, open a console and try(as root): modprobe emu10k1
If this works then you dont have to do anything else, just load the modules at startup.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 07:31 PM   #3
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Re: SB audigy 2zs driver with Fedora Core problem

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Originally posted by dwnocturnal
Hey, I am pretty new to linux so i dont know very much at all. I was trying to install my soundcard, the SB audigy 2 zs driver in linux and it said it automatically put i on here i think with the file emu10k1 but it doesnt play any sounds and so i went to alsa'a website to try and download and install the driver from there but i am having some troubles because when i run the ./configure --with-cards=emu10k1 it gets to the end and says that the version.h file for my kernel doesnt exist, and i tried specifying the exact location of the kernel and it just keeps telling me to install the whole package for the kernel, which i have already done. Is there anyway someone can give me a full walkthrough on this please? Would be most appreciated.
It sounds like you've got it installed from your first line there. Check that the module is installed and running:
lsmod | grep emu10k1

If it's loaded, it will display either:
emu10k1
OR
snd_emu10k1

The snd_emu10k1 means that it's the ALSA module, the emu10k1 (or a variation of it without the snd prefix) means that it's either the OSS module (which is old school and has been basically replaced by alsa) OR a proprietary driver from Creative, depends on where you got the "install" file(s).

Either way, try opening up a mixer. Open up a terminal and type any one of the following:
kmix
gmix
alsamixergui

To see if it allows you to change the sound levels, then try playing sound again.

Cool
 
Old 11-09-2005, 10:22 PM   #4
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well i actually tried loading up the alsamixer and the kmix from the terminal and i brought both up and tweasked with the volume settings on everything and i am still getting no sound. I also tried to do modprobe emu10k1 at the terminal and it said it wasnt found, so does that mean i need to download the driver from alsa again?
 
Old 11-21-2005, 03:30 AM   #5
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Could anyone assist with the questions asked here?

What do you do if the # ./configure --with-cards=[your card here] returns an error message that version.h file for the kernel does not exist. The error suggests an extra parameter to identify the directory for this file but I don't know where to find it.

Alternatively, it discusses installing a package with full kernel sources. Admittedly, I'm not exactly sure what the error message is trying to tell me. Don't I have that amongst my packages by default? I'm working in FC4.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 07:27 PM   #6
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wich card does the mixer say u have?
 
Old 11-22-2005, 10:13 AM   #7
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Thanks for the response.

I think you hit on the problem, but I don't know how to fix it.

# lspci | grep audio
00:06 0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AC97 Audio Controller (MCP) (rev a1)


However, I am almost certain that my mainboard onboard sound chip is made by C-Media.

It seems that the proper configuration should read something like:

Multimedia audio controller: 0000:02:00.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)

However, I can't for the life of me find the right drivers through which to compile and bring on line the correct driver...

In other words, I believe the Autodetect misidentifies my card. I think the solution is an alsa driver, but there's a hell of a lot of strange problems for me when I try to work with anything alsa related.

Last point, I should note that this very card worked unde r RH 9.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 10:30 AM   #8
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More info:

# lsmod | grep snd
snd_intel8x0 32929 0
snd_ac97_codec 88893 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_bus 2497 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_dummy 3781 0
snd_seq_oss 31937 0
snd_seq_midi_event 7105 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 49873 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 9165 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 51057 0
snd_mixer_oss 18113 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 87749 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 25285 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 54949 9 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd _timer
soundcore 9889 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 10825 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm


I could swear I had an error message in this output, before I started messing with the alsa driver, but now, I don't see it. If I happen on it, I will post it.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 11:01 AM   #9
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Found my first problem...was trying to pull down an 8738 driver...and I need a 9738! D'oh!
 
Old 11-23-2005, 10:14 AM   #10
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Fix!

Guys, i think i may have found a fix for the problem with the sound card. I tried reinstalling the alsa pack and also downloading the FC4 kernel packs but none of those seemed to do it. I even made sure i had the volume up on all the mixers. still didnt work. finally i saw the little update icons down by the clock in the menu and when it finished doing all its updates i messed around with the mixer a little more and WHALAH.. we have sounds.....give it a shot.
 
  


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