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Old 10-27-2005, 03:48 PM   #1
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SoundBlaster Sound card problems


Hello everyone i am using Mandriva 10.2 LE 2005 does anyone know how i can get my creative soundblaster live to work? I have gotten it to where i can hear the sound from a cd but nothing else, when i play a movie or anything.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 06:54 PM   #2
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Not very much information Can you run alsamixer (or aumix)
or it outputs an error?
 
Old 10-27-2005, 06:58 PM   #3
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which meant (last time I used Mandriva) that i was listening to the audio output directly from the cd drive (the one with an audio cable connection if you have more than one).

My sound card is a Creative Soundblaster Live! 5.1 digital model - it always seemed to be detected, but I needed to use either the emu10k1 driver or if I'd installed something (one of the mandrake/mandriva versions I tried) that was up to date, the snd-emu10k1.

the damn distro always seemed to want me to use the Audigy() driver.

So I just used to go into the Mandriva control centre (configure my computer) and then into the hardware section, then through to the sound card and change the driver - there also (from memory) was two buttons at the bottom to run the configuration I don't recall which it was that I used to click, except that one would always "do the job" the other would throw up an error.

The driver thing? well as I recall, emu10k1 was the name of the driver version if I was using OSS for sound (older versions of mandrake/mandriva), and snd-emu10k1 for later versions that installed the ALSA stuff by default (last version I tried was 2005 LE).

maybe that helps some???

regards

John
 
Old 10-28-2005, 05:23 PM   #4
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Yeah i tried that already except the problem is still there. I am still getting sound from the cd but i cant hear anything else at all no videos off the internet or anything, its all kinda wierd. I dont know what to do.
 
Old 10-28-2005, 05:54 PM   #5
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this probably wont solve it but are u sure you haven't removed mute in your alsamixer? press M to unmute them all!
 
Old 10-29-2005, 05:05 AM   #6
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Yeah i tried that... still doesnt work
 
Old 10-30-2005, 12:57 AM   #7
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It would probably be a good idea to run through the ALSA configuration for your card:
http://alsa-project.org/alsa-doc/ind...ve_Labs#matrix
 
Old 11-08-2005, 01:37 AM   #8
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Ok i think i figured out the problem, i am running 2 soundcards out of one computer, one is onboard, i tried that one earlier today and it was working with all of the sounds and so i am going to try and change a dip switch setting to turn it off for good or something so that will probly fix it.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 02:49 AM   #9
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There's likely an option in the BIOS to disable onboard audio.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 08:12 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by ciotog
There's likely an option in the BIOS to disable onboard audio.
That sounds familiar - I seem to recall having to do that with my system as well - it was a PITA trying to get the onboard i810 sound working, but once I'd disabled it in the BIOS the system worked a treat with the Soundblaster Live! 5.1 digitial card I put in.

The only odd thing I have experienced, is that when I had mandrake/mandriva, it keep defaulting to the Audigy() driver, though my card will only make any sound with the emu10k1 (or snd-emu10k1 for later kernels with ALSA support) driver.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 11:02 PM   #11
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Recent Sound Blaster Live! cards use the audigy chip, so your distribution is most likely telling you the truth. The correct alsa module is ca0106. Using the most recent (v1.0.10) alsa drivers will probably give you more control of the card. I have a live!24 7.1 card which works very well in my experience.
 
  


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