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Like the title says I've lost my sound (provided by a Soundblaster Live) when running with the newer kernel, and since Google didn't turn up anything useful I thought that I'd ask here for advise on how to get it back.
This is my first kernel upgrade, I switched from a 2.4.xx kernel. I have been testing some different OSS and Alsa drivers, but this does not seem to help. I've checked the run levels and made shure that my sound is turned on, but to no avail. I'm running Mandrake 9.2 on a 1.6 Ghz p4 Dell Optiplex GX240.
I have same problem, I have SoundBlaster LIVE! and I just went from Mandrake 8.0 to Mandrake 9.2. The sound works in Windows 98 and worked even better (it was louder and clearer) in Mdk8.0. Now it's as though the card works but the sound is muted or the speakers aren't plugged in. very strange.
I checked. The sound is not muted, and the speakers are indeed plugged in.
The first time I booted into the 188.8.131.52 kernel there where an error message that it could not load the sound properly. This disappeared after I started checking other sound drivers. And interestingly enough this did not reoccur when I tried the old driver.
do you see the alsa mixer's icon in your desktop on the right (if you're using KDE)?
it's not really an extra mile, i have had less headaches with slack, because i don't like my os to think it knows what i want, (i also only use gui's when nessacary.) you would learn alot more, and get a lot better configuration with slack, (in my opinion) but ultimatly it's your choice (that's the buety of open source)..
that's interesting, the new kernel loads a lot of specific drivers for parts of that sound card, but try just out of hope for miracles, modprobe -a sound and see what it does..
This will sound really bizarre and un-logical but when I first used 2.6.0 I had no sound. My drivers loaded and alsa mixer worked kmixer worked aumixer worked. XMMS worked and the mixer showed sounds but I had no sound. I looked in /dev and verified all the proper devices. It made no sense to me. Of course I am stubborn so I was up late at night working on this, and then for no apparent reason I clicked on a kmixer channel, I have no idea what the channel was for, it was way over on the right side of kmixer where I seldom journey. Any way KABOOM! I had my speakers turned up full-throttle it was 1:00AM, everone in the house was sleeping. I went over backwards in my chair with a cup of hot coffee in my hand. The wife jumped out of bed and started screamin' the kids all came running into the room. I'm rolling on the floor trying to rip my scalding hot shirt off, the computer is blasting Rob Zombie's Living Dead Girl. Hell even the cat came in to stare at me in bewilderment.
So my advice to you is don't drink scalding hot coffee when messing with mixer settings.