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Old 08-08-2008, 07:38 PM   #1
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Soundblaster Live 5.1


Well, I'm trying to get my sound to work (still).

The output of lsmod is:

Module Size Used by
snd_rtctimer 6560 0
nvidia 7816224 24
snd_seq_midi 10272 0
snd_seq_dummy 6788 0
snd_seq_oss 32896 0
snd_seq_midi_event 10112 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 50640 6 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss 42784 0
snd_mixer_oss 18048 1 snd_pcm_oss
ipv6 254496 13
pcmcia 34988 0
pcmcia_core 36500 1 pcmcia
capability 7304 0
commoncap 9344 1 capability
lp 13736 0
parport_pc 27812 1
parport 34760 2 lp,parport_pc
pcspkr 6528 0
psmouse 39048 0
usblp 15360 0
snd_emu10k1x 19364 0
snd_rawmidi 22560 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_emu10k1x
eepro100 30608 0
serio_raw 9220 0
emu10k1_gp 6912 0
snd_seq_device 10508 5 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
gameport 15112 2 emu10k1_gp
mii 8576 1 eepro100
snd_intel8x0 32412 0
snd_ac97_codec 98980 2 snd_emu10k1x,snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 6016 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 72068 4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_emu10k1x,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 22532 3 snd_rtctimer,snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 47204 11 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_emu10k1x,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_intel8x0,s nd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 9824 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 11528 3 snd_emu10k1x,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
intel_agp 25116 1
agpgart 31432 2 nvidia,intel_agp
i2c_i801 11408 0
ata_generic 9220 0
shpchp 33172 0
iTCO_wdt 12964 0
iTCO_vendor_support 7172 1 iTCO_wdt
evdev 11904 1
sg 30364 0

And the output of lspci is:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G73 [GeForce 7600 GS] (rev a2)
02:01.0 Modem: Intel Corporation FA82537EP 56K V.92 Data/Fax Modem PCI (rev 04)
02:02.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs [SB Live! Value] EMU10k1X
02:02.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs [SB Live! Value] Input device controller
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 02)


It says that the drivers are installed, but I still can't get any sounds out of the card...
 
Old 08-08-2008, 09:08 PM   #2
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BTW, did you in root config alsamixer?
move to <Analog/D> and press m
Analog/Digital Output Jack [Off]
esc to quit

it's digital and requires digital speakers
hth
 
Old 08-08-2008, 09:16 PM   #3
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BTW, did you in root config alsamixer?
move to <Analog/D> and press m
Analog/Digital Output Jack [Off]
esc to quit

it's digital and requires digital speakers
hth
There was no <Analog/D> device present in alsamixer. Any other suggestions? All of my devices are on 00 (the green light that replaces MM).
 
Old 08-09-2008, 07:35 AM   #4
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Did you (1) as root run alsaconf (that automagically detects and configures the card) and then (2) alsactl store to save that in /etc/asound.state?

The other thing you do is, again as root, run alsamixer (after the above) and see what the volume control bars look like; at the lower left of the mixer display is IEC958 which should have "MM" in the box (switch it with the "m" key on your keyboard) and I just run all the volume controls up to about 75 (which is about where the green bar turns to red). After you fiddle with alsamixer, be sure to use alsactl save again.

Something really strange that happens for a completely unknown and unknowable reason is that applications that have volume controls (like, oh, RealPlayer, MPlayer, Flash and some others will kick-start the sound for some reason; start one of them up, get something playing and turn up their volume control and for who knows what reason you've all of a sudden got sound where none existed before -- weird but there you are.

Hope this helps some.
 
Old 08-09-2008, 08:18 AM   #5
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Now if only we know which distro you are using...
 
Old 08-09-2008, 11:05 AM   #6
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Now if only we know which distro you are using...
Slackware 12.0, still doesn't work.
 
Old 08-09-2008, 11:50 AM   #7
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There was no <Analog/D> device present in alsamixer. Any other suggestions? All of my devices are on 00 (the green light that replaces MM).
did you try toggling the 'M' key a few times while playing an mp3? sometimes its 'MM' that gives sound and '00' mutes the card.

also its not a good idea to create a new thread for an existing problem, maybe the mods could merge this thread with the older one here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ckware-660254/

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