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Ok...so i have redhat 9...i had redhat 7.3 before w/ the same problem (just did an upgrade so i have all my data) but the problem persists:
i have a soundblaster live! audio card, and when i installed 7.3 audio worked fine in xmms, etc. so i installed the bttv module to get tv support, and then installed xawtv for my ati tv wonder VE tv card. fine. Tv works, audio FOR TV works fine as well, but regular system audio and music etc doest work. Well i removed the tv card and upon upgrading to redhat 9, it prompts me if i want to remove bttv. Actually i do since i no longer want to watch tv in linux. so I uninstall bttv, still no sound. sndconfig wont play any sound when i select soundblaster live! either....
I then find all the xawtv / motv files and delete them. How can i :
a) figure out what sound configuration i have, where my sound is actually going to...
b) get system sound back...run a config program or something and have it detect and setup my audio
c) is the bttv drivers really gone?
if you guys could help me, i'd really appreciate it. been tackling this for a long time now. thanks.
It may not be the best solution, but try this:
Open your computer and remove your sound card. Start linux. You will be prompted to remove the drivers. Select yes. Stop linux and reinstall the sound card. Start linux and the drivers should be reinstalled automatically. Check to see if sound works.
The bttv drivers are somewhere on your harddrive (in /lib/modules/*). Check /etc/modules.conf to see if bttv is started.
you shouldn't be deleting modules from your system. if lsmod doesn't show up bttv then it is not loaded and so that's that out of the equation. are the sound levels simply set to zero? (check aumix, kmix or whatver you wish).
ok yea dude...kmix volumes are all up...the .aumixrc file /etc/ has all the levels at around 60 / 70 ish.
This is what i see in my kde hardware browser under Sound Cards
SB Live! EMU10k1 - Driver: emu10k1
VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller - Driver: via82cxxx_audio
and since in etc/modules.conf the two sound slots are filled by these two (with appropriate drivers)...my only thinking is that the slots arent selected somehow?
sndconfig auto-detects the AC97 Audio Controller, but no audio sample is heard. so i select SoundBlaser Live! and still no audio sample heard. any other files i can check?
i'm thoroughly confused :-/ thanks yo.