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Old 09-09-2009, 12:05 AM   #1
Sunantha
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sound card problem


Hi all,

I have a problem with a sound card. The Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi (TM) Titanium came with Dell T7500 Precision, and I am running Fedora 9. The thing is that I get the sound card to work. I downloaded the driver from Creative and installed it but still couldn't get it to work. Please advice.

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Old 09-09-2009, 01:25 AM   #2
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fedora 9 default is pulse audio server is muted click the speaker icon and unmute it good luck.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 08:45 AM   #3
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tried that and no joy. I guess I just have to throw all 10 sound blaster x-fi into a bin and go back to the built-in one, such a waste

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Old 09-09-2009, 09:04 AM   #4
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keep it for a few weeks and see if there will be a solution for your issue. if not, you could always return the card!
 
Old 09-10-2009, 11:10 AM   #5
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I have a closely related card, and there has been crap Linux support for a long time - until now, actually. Creative was showing that they truly didn't care if Linux users could make use of this product - first with no Linux support, then with the piece of crap driver you tried - until they finally gave the guys over at the ALSA project a spec sheet, and a couple months later, ALSA now fully supports the basic functionality (7.1 channel out, nothing more advanced, AFAIK) of this card.

The one catch is that you need ALSA drivers version 1.0.21 or higher. Fedora 11 is currently shipping a kernel with 1.0.20, so you'll need to download the source of the alsa-driver package. I had no difficulties installing it and the card has worked perfectly since.

Obligatory: Fedora 9 is past end-of-life and not in any way supported. You will receive no updates, including critical security updates, and you should upgrade immediately. Added bonus relevant to this topic: you'll only have to recompile the driver for each new kernel until F11's has 1.0.21, which will probably be pretty soon, instead of forever due to getting no new kernels.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 11:12 PM   #6
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Thank you so much karamarisan. I will pass this to my technician.

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Last edited by Sunantha; 09-10-2009 at 11:17 PM.
 
Old 09-11-2009, 05:51 AM   #7
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I have a weird problem and i have googled for it and didnt find the solution for it ,I use CentOS 5.3 and sound is fine
Code:
 speaker-test -Dplug:surround51 -c6 -twav
When i run the above code i get sounds from all my 5 speakers , so the drivers should be fine ! but when i play movies i get sound only from front two speakers i checked for this problem and i am not getting any solution and gave up
You said you have configured your soundcard how did you do it ? Plz help ! ! !
 
Old 09-12-2009, 01:43 PM   #8
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kantu, it's very poor form to hijack someone else's thread with your problems. Please start your own thread, which will get you a better response anyway.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 11:41 AM   #9
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...oblems-749079/
i have started like this one hundreds of threads with no luck anywhere ... i saw a similar post here so i posted my problem ...
Hijack ???
very sad of you to say so like that ! ! !
 
  


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