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Old 04-30-2005, 09:45 PM   #1
megadriver
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Sound Blaster Live problem


Hi,

I can't get my Sound Blaster Live to work with Mandrake. Tried installing Mandrake 10.0, 10.1 and 10.2rc2. The module "snd-emu10k1" seens to load just fine, but the sound is completely broke. If I open KMix and raise the AC97 bar a strange noise appears, if I change the PAN bar the noise goes to the left or right channel. In KDE's "Sound System" tool, when I click the "Test Sound" button I start to listen a really strange knocking.

Here's what I have already tried and did not work or changed the symptons:

- Using a Kernel 2.4 from an official Mandrake distro.
- Compiling the newest Kernel 2.4 and 2.6 from kernel.org with the "config" file from an official Mandrake distro.
- Compilling the lastest ALSA with Kernel 2.4 and 2.6

I've also tried to install OSS for both Kernel 2.4 and 2.6. Installed without any problems, it detects my card just fine and "soundon" starts smoothly, but when I run "osstest" I get an "input/output error".

I tried using the module "emu10k1", instead of "snd-emu10k1", and the KDE sound started to work (the opening tune, system bell, etc), but If I try to play any WAVE or MP3 file the system freezes and I have also NO MIDI.

Anyone have a clue about what's wrong ?

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lsmod output:
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Module Size Used by
sg 33788 0
scsi_mod 104044 1 sg
md5 3584 1
ipv6 230916 8
snd-seq-midi 6624 0
snd-emu10k1-synth 6656 0
snd-emux-synth 34976 1 snd-emu10k1-synth
snd-seq-virmidi 5632 1 snd-emux-synth
snd-seq-midi-emul 7200 1 snd-emux-synth
snd-seq-oss 31232 0
snd-seq-midi-event 6080 3 snd-seq-midi,snd-seq-virmidi,snd-seq-oss
snd-seq 47440 8 snd-seq-midi,snd-emux-synth,snd-seq-virmidi,snd-seq-midi-emul,snd-seq-oss,snd-seq-midi-event
snd-pcm-oss 49480 0
snd-mixer-oss 17376 1 snd-pcm-oss
snd-emu10k1 90728 2 snd-emu10k1-synth
snd-rawmidi 19300 3 snd-seq-midi,snd-seq-virmidi,snd-emu10k1
snd-pcm 81800 2 snd-pcm-oss,snd-emu10k1
snd-timer 20356 2 snd-seq,snd-pcm
snd-seq-device 6344 7 snd-seq-midi,snd-emu10k1-synth,snd-emux-synth,snd-seq-oss,snd-seq,snd-emu10k1,snd-rawmidi
snd-ac97-codec 69392 1 snd-emu10k1
snd-page-alloc 7400 2 snd-emu10k1,snd-pcm
snd-util-mem 3232 2 snd-emux-synth,snd-emu10k1
snd-hwdep 6916 2 snd-emux-synth,snd-emu10k1
snd 45988 15 snd-emux-synth,snd-seq-virmidi,snd-seq-oss,snd-seq,snd-pcm-oss,snd-mixer-oss,snd-emu10k1,snd-rawmidi,snd-pcm,snd-timer,snd-seq-device,snd-ac97-codec,snd-hwdep
af_packet 16072 0
floppy 55088 0
8139too 20928 0
mii 4224 1 8139too
ide-cd 37280 0
cdrom 37724 1 ide-cd
nls_cp850 4480 1
vfat 11168 1
fat 39776 1 vfat
nls_iso8859-1 3680 3
ntfs 147964 2
supermount 34804 1
intel-agp 19584 1
agpgart 27752 1 intel-agp
bttv 145676 0
video-buf 16868 1 bttv
i2c-algo-bit 8712 1 bttv
v4l2-common 4896 1 bttv
btcx-risc 3816 1 bttv
i2c-core 19060 2 bttv,i2c-algo-bit
videodev 7168 1 bttv
soundcore 7008 2 snd,bttv
genrtc 7444 0
ext3 120680 2
jbd 49080 1 ext3

-----------------------------------
lspci output
-----------------------------------
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 12)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 12)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 12)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 12)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 12)
00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 12)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] (rev 15)
02:00.0 Multimedia controller: Sigma Designs, Inc. REALmagic Hollywood Plus DVD Decoder (rev 02)
02:01.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 04)
02:01.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 01)
02:02.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt848 Video Capture (rev 12)
02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:06.0 Unknown mass storage controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20265 (FastTrak100 Lite/Ultra100) (rev 02)

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cat /proc/interrupts
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CPU0
0: 3663404 XT-PIC timer
1: 11400 XT-PIC i8042
2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
5: 8743 XT-PIC eth0
9: 0 XT-PIC EMU10K1
11: 21 XT-PIC bttv0
12: 114697 XT-PIC i8042
14: 11539 XT-PIC ide0
15: 38340 XT-PIC ide1
NMI: 0
LOC: 0
ERR: 0
MIS: 0
--------------------------------------


My motherboard is a SOYO SY-P4ISR with a VIA97 soundcard onboard. I've disabled VIA97 on BIOS and also the jumpers on the motherboard.

Thanx for any help.

Nino

--
PS: I have a partition with Windows 2000 with everything working in this same PC, so it's not a hardware problem.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 07:47 AM   #2
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I just had this same problem with a sb live card. I had to set a new machine and found an old p3 450 dell.
it also had onboard sound but that wouldnt work either. I installed ubuntu and mandriva 10.1 and neither worked at first. I needed to reinstall mandriva for some other reason and decided to pay special attention to the configuration screen in the mandriva set up. I found it had three options for drivers, I changed to one randomly and it worked. I think you can reconfigure the soundcard driver from control centre without doing a full install though. I am not sure why it worked and that is why I am giving so much detail.
 
  


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