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Old 06-27-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
bene223
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Trying to get sound to work


I have a Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer and according to http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...ve_Labs#matrix I'm supposed to use the emu10k1 driver. I'm using Debian 3.1 Sarge. I haven't downloaded any software yet. I tried alsaconf in bash but it said it wasn't found. I've seen where some instances the driver was already on the person's computer and they just had to type a command to enable it but others had to download software. I've been searching the forums and I'm still confused. What do I need to do to get the my soundcard to work?

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Old 06-27-2006, 02:47 PM   #2
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as root run 'lsmod' to see currently loaded drivers. if your driver isnt loaded, type 'modprobe nameOfDriver' to load it.

run 'alsamixer' to unmute (with 'M') and turn up (with up arrow) all controls. press 'ESC' to exit when done, and run 'alsactl store' to save settings. then test the sound again.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 02:59 PM   #3
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I typed modprobe emu10k1 and this is what came up (I bolded the name of something that looks like it might be the driver?)
lsmod
Quote:
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
soundcore 3268 0 (autoclean)
input 3040 0 (autoclean)
i2c-core 11748 0 (autoclean)
nvidia 4220448 6
af_packet 11048 1 (autoclean)
usb-ohci 16488 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 14764 0 (unused)
usbcore 52268 1 [usb-ohci ehci-hcd]
emu10k1-gp 1128 0 (unused)
gameport 1388 0 [emu10k1-gp]
ide-scsi 8272 0
8139too 12328 1
mii 1952 0 [8139too]
crc32 2848 0 [8139too]
ohci1394 21648 0 (unused)
sr_mod 11640 0 (unused)
sbp2 15024 0 (unused)
ieee1394 178724 0 [ohci1394 sbp2]
scsi_mod 86052 2 [ide-scsi sr_mod sbp2]
ide-cd 27072 0
cdrom 26212 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
rtc 5768 0 (autoclean)
ext3 65388 2 (autoclean)
jbd 34628 2 (autoclean) [ext3]
ide-detect 288 0 (autoclean) (unused)
ide-disk 12448 3 (autoclean)
amd74xx 9636 3 (autoclean)
ide-core 91832 3 (autoclean) [ide-scsi ide-cd ide-detect ide-disk amd74xx]
unix 12752 210 (autoclean)
this is what I typed and the output
Quote:
debian:/home/ben# modprobe emu10k1
Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than /lib/modules/2.4.27-2-386/modules.dep
/lib/modules/2.4.27-2-386/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.27-2-386/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.27-2-386/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.27-2-386/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o: insmod emu10k1 failed
debian:/home/ben# alsamixer
bash: alsamixer: command not found
 
Old 06-27-2006, 03:09 PM   #4
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whats the output of 'dmesg | grep snd' or 'dmesg | grep sound'
and 'lspci'
 
Old 06-27-2006, 03:10 PM   #5
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dmseg returned nothing
Quote:
debian:/home/ben# dmesg | grep snd
debian:/home/ben# dmesg | grep sound
debian:/home/ben# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Memory controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 005e (rev a3)0000:00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0050 (rev a3)
0000:00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0052 (rev a2)
0000:00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 005a (rev a2)
0000:00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 005b (rev a3)
0000:00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0053 (rev a2)
0000:00:07.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0054 (rev a3)
0000:00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0055 (rev a3)
0000:00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 005c (rev a2)
0000:00:0a.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0057 (rev a3)
0000:00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 005d (rev a3)
0000:00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 005d (rev a3)
0000:00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 005d (rev a3)
0000:00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 005d (rev a3)
0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00f9 (rev a2)
0000:05:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 03)
0000:05:06.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev 03)
0000:05:06.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port
0000:05:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
0000:05:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
 
  


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