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Old 12-03-2003, 04:10 PM   #1
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Smile RH9 SBLive soundcard help!


I am having a terrible time installing my soundcard on my RedHat 9.0 system.First off,I have gone to /usr/sbin and ran the SNDCONFIG command and these are the results I got.

A PCI sound card was found in your system.The details are:
Model : Creative Labs [SB Live! Value] EMU10k1X

I pressed OK and got another message.

The Creative Labs|[SB Live! Value] EMU10k1X is not supported.

So I emailed Creative Labs and said look,Im running Linux and I need the driver,so they sent it to me and I installed it with absolutely NO errors.After I rebooted,still no sound.I went to Main Menu > System Settings > Soundcard Detection.I got a message saying

No soundcards were detected.

I tried to install it again and did and I got the same results the second time.The thing that stumps me is that I went to, Main Menu > Run Program and I was scrolling through a list of know applications.I saw a command that says Sound.I opened it up and was messing around with it and I checked a box that said Sound for events.Now whenever lets say I copy or paste something or check boxes or shutdown my computer,I HEAR SOUNDS!Yet it still does not play mp3s,sounds for movies or audio CDs etc.Only sounds built into RedHat.If anyone could help me it would be greatly appriciated!
 
Old 12-03-2003, 06:58 PM   #2
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Old 12-03-2003, 07:56 PM   #3
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If I am not mistaken, Red Hat should have a GUI utility that lets you change the driver used with your sound card. I noticed when I tried Red Hat 9.0 that it chose the snd_emu10k1 driver and it did not work. I simply chose the emu10k1 driver (without the snd prefix) and it worked fine. Not sure why.

If that doesn't work, you can always just use ALSA.
My SB Live card works fine with ALSA in Red Hat 9.0
 
Old 12-03-2003, 08:00 PM   #4
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do you know what the name of that utility is?
 
Old 12-04-2003, 12:13 AM   #5
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I believe it is called HardDrake.
KDE uses HardDrake. I don't think Gnome does. Fire up KDE and it should be an option for you from the drop-down menu under Configuration.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 12:18 AM   #6
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I just pulled a brain fart.
HardDrake is probably only available with Mandrake.

Do you have the following directory: /etc/modules.autoload.d
 
Old 12-04-2003, 01:47 AM   #7
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No,Sadly I dont.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 08:11 AM   #8
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Check your kernel configuration and make sure you have the proper sound drivers built in. You may need to to simply recompile the kernel with the right drivers.

To check, log into a shell as root and do the following:

# cd /usr/src/linux
# make menuconfig

Look under Sound Drivers to see if your drivers are selected. If not, you will need to select them, save your kernel configuration and then recompile the kernel.

There is no shortage of tutorials on how to work with the kernel.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 10:57 AM   #9
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Well, I also installed an SB card, under RH9. It was seen by Kudzu, as an Esoniq, but never worked. And running KDE configuration, no sound card was detected. I'm taking my soundcard back, because it won't work under windows either.
Do let me know if you get it working!
 
Old 12-04-2003, 02:58 PM   #10
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Check your kernel configuration and make sure you have the proper sound drivers built in. You may need to to simply recompile the kernel with the right drivers.

To check, log into a shell as root and do the following:

# cd /usr/src/linux
# make menuconfig

Look under Sound Drivers to see if your drivers are selected. If not, you will need to select them, save your kernel configuration and then recompile the kernel.

There is no shortage of tutorials on how to work with the kernel.
I dont have the /usr/src/linux directory. All I have is /usr/src/debug.Debug being the only directory in the src folder.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 08:22 AM   #11
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Red Hat has probably stuck the kernel somewhere obtuse.
You need to find the directoy named 'linux'. This is where your kernel typically resides. Try checking in /boot if you have such a directory.

Sorry I canno't be more specific on where to find it.
I have only used Red Hat long enough to know it is not the distro for me.
 
  


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