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Old 04-14-2006, 02:52 PM   #1
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Soundblaster Audigy 2ZS Drivers?


Hi,

I checked the soundblaster site and was unable to locate any linux drivers. I was wondering if anyone else had some drivers for the audigy 2 zs? I sucessfully installed gtk-gnutella, retrieved a file, went to play the file and it gives me the error: Could not open resource for writing. So I'm guessing its my soundcard. I've done a bit of searching on the forums and I coulden't find anything.

Point me in the right direction please!
 
Old 04-14-2006, 05:33 PM   #2
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This is not happy advice, but I had an Audigy (I think SE) that the specified driver just would not work for. After spending several days messing with it (and it messing with my head), I bought a 5 generic sound card that installed in about 5 minutes, which I'm listening to now.

More constructively, have you checked the alsa website (are you using alsa?)?
http://www.alsa-project.org/
 
Old 04-14-2006, 06:03 PM   #3
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I have a soundblaster audigy 2 ZS. Your problem is not likely to be an issue with a driver, but just the configuration of the card with either alsa or oss. As root at a terminal, type in "lspci". If in the output you see
Code:
Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
then the driver is fine. I have installed Debian on that card several times, and Fedora Core 3 back when I used that, and all auto-detected and installed it.

If lspci shows the card, then you just need to reconfigure alsa. I do it at the command line, but there probably are graphic utilities to do it. If you need help with that, write back.

Peace,
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:13 PM   #4
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Apologies for my cynicism.
 
Old 04-14-2006, 08:01 PM   #5
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No problem bernied. :P

Quote:
[root@cpe-24-195-24-133 mbenoit]# lspci
bash: lspci: command not found
That's what I got. It seems to me somethings not installed.
 
Old 04-14-2006, 08:28 PM   #6
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lspci is on my Debian box in /usr/bin/lspci, so every user can access it, you don't even need to be root. Not sure why Fedora doesn't have it, yet another reason not to like that distro. I suggest you use yum or some website to find the rpm for lspci.

Peace,
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Old 04-14-2006, 08:56 PM   #7
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Redhat based distributions uses different locations for utilities. The utility lspci is in /sbin, so you type /sbin/lspci. I do not like Redhat and Fedora. I preferr Gentoo.

Probably snd-emu10k1 and snd-ca0106 is loaded, so one is conflicting with each other. Run /sbin/lsmod and print its out.
 
Old 04-14-2006, 11:02 PM   #8
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Does this help at all?

Quote:
[mbenoit@cpe-24-195-24-133 ~]$ /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400/KT600 AGP] Host Bridge (rev 80)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
00:06.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev 04)00:06.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc R350 AH [Radeon 9800]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800] (Secondary)
[mbenoit@cpe-24-195-24-133 ~]$
 
Old 04-14-2006, 11:40 PM   #9
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Code:
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
That is what we wanted to see. Your system knows what the card is.

Now as Electro asked, we need to see if your kernel has the modules loaded for the card. Please print out the results of /sbin/lsmod.

Peace,
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Old 04-15-2006, 05:07 PM   #10
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Here you go, again

Quote:
[mbenoit@cpe-24-195-24-133 ~]$ /sbin/lsmod
Module Size Used by
radeon 96097 0
drm 63701 1 radeon
ppdev 8645 0
autofs4 19013 1
hidp 15937 2
rfcomm 34517 0
l2cap 23617 10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth 44069 5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc 136573 1
video 14917 0
button 6609 0
battery 9285 0
ac 4933 0
ipv6 225569 12
lp 12296 0
parport_pc 25445 1
parport 34313 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
floppy 57733 0
nvram 8393 0
ehci_hcd 29005 0
ohci1394 31749 0
ieee1394 288665 1 ohci1394
uhci_hcd 28881 0
snd_emu10k1_synth 6977 0
snd_emux_synth 31553 1 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_seq_virmidi 7105 1 snd_emux_synth
snd_seq_midi_emul 5953 1 snd_emux_synth
snd_emu10k1 104261 1 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_rawmidi 24001 2 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1
snd_ac97_codec 83937 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_ac97_bus 2497 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_dummy 3781 0
snd_seq_oss 28993 0
snd_seq_midi_event 7105 2 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 47153 8 snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_midi_emul,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss 45009 0
snd_mixer_oss 16449 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 76869 3 snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_device 8909 7 snd_emu10k1_synth,snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_timer 22597 3 snd_emu10k1,snd_seq,snd_pcm
i2c_viapro 8277 0
snd_page_alloc 10441 2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_util_mem 5057 2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
i2c_core 20673 1 i2c_viapro
snd_hwdep 9541 2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
via_ircc 19541 0
snd 50500 13 snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_os s,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_device,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
irda 105977 1 via_ircc
crc_ccitt 2240 1 irda
emu10k1_gp 3905 0
soundcore 9377 1 snd
gameport 15177 2 emu10k1_gp
via_rhine 22597 0
mii 5313 1 via_rhine
dm_snapshot 15981 0
dm_zero 2113 0
dm_mirror 19729 0
dm_mod 50137 6 dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
ext3 116169 2
jbd 52693 1 ext3
[mbenoit@cpe-24-195-24-133 ~]$
Hope this helps.
 
  


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