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Old 08-16-2004, 07:47 PM   #1
5tonedSidney
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Unhappy SBLive found and functional yet no sound


Hi all,
Lordy knows I love linux, but right now I'm a donkey on the edge....

It seems from other posts that sound is a bit of a problem. I've tried all advice from other posters but still I can't get sound working properly (amongst MANY other prob.s tha I'll post seperately to help other's searches). I've tried to post all the details here that were asked in other's posts - save time and show everyone I really _did_ read the other posts :grin:

The SB card seems to be identified OK, and THE TEST SOUND PLAYS OK in both redhat-config-soundcard and sndconfig. Therefore I think the card is inserted OK, cabling is good, IRQ's assigned OK and maybe even drivers are OK. But why no sound in games, media player, XMMS etc. Not even the desktop alert sounds.

Note that I did install Redhat before disabling the onboard sound (that just seems plain damn suspicious, but I dont' want to reinstall again without good reason).

My Config:
Old Compaq Deskpro - PIII 600mhz (I'm building a MAME Juke box in my dreams)
Sound on MB disabled in bios
PnP disabled in bios
RedHat 8.0 - 2.4.18-14
SBLive 5.0 - pukka non-Dell version

My modules.conf:
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
alias eth0 eepro100
alias usb-controller usb-uhci
alias sound-slot-0 emu10k1
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :

Top bit of lsmod:
Module Size Used by Not tainted
emu10k1 68744 0 (autoclean)
ac97_codec 13384 0 (autoclean) [emu10k1]
sound 74388 0 (autoclean) [emu10k1]
soundcore 6532 7 (autoclean) [emu10k1 sound]

Output from cat /proc/pci
PCI devices found:
Bus 0, device 0, function 0:
Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 3).
Master Capable. Latency=64.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x44000000 [0x47ffffff].
Bus 0, device 1, function 0:
PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 3).
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=140.
Bus 0, device 13, function 0:
Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 8).
IRQ 5.
Master Capable. Latency=66. Min Gnt=8.Max Lat=56.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x41200000 [0x41200fff].
I/O at 0x2000 [0x203f].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x41100000 [0x411fffff].
Bus 0, device 16, function 0:
Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 6).
IRQ 7.
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=2.Max Lat=20.
I/O at 0x2080 [0x209f].
Bus 0, device 16, function 1:
Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 6).
Master Capable. Latency=64.
I/O at 0x2070 [0x2077].
Bus 0, device 20, function 0:
ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 2).
Bus 0, device 20, function 1:
IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 1).
Master Capable. Latency=64.
I/O at 0x2060 [0x206f].
Bus 0, device 20, function 2:
USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 1).
IRQ 7.
Master Capable. Latency=64.
I/O at 0x2040 [0x205f].
Bus 0, device 20, function 3:
Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 2).
IRQ 9.
Bus 1, device 0, function 0:
VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 92).
IRQ 11.
Master Capable. Latency=66. Min Gnt=8.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x40000000 [0x40ffffff].
I/O at 0x1000 [0x10ff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x41000000 [0x41000fff].

ALSA (I believe) is not installed. "whereis alsa" just returnes "alsa:"

One of my other problems is a full blown case of Dependency Hell so I hope I don't need to install anything new (can't get anything to compile, yum ain't working right, sick of manually downloading dependency files). Even those barstools at M$ never made me that mad



Thanks for any help. I'll be online for the next 8 or so hours if anyone is out there.....

Sid.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 09:01 PM   #2
penguin4
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stonedsidney; (4) issues may have to be corrected. from ur post some of these may not needed. but step by step check these out. 1st hardware,
2nd kernel modules, 3rd permission, 4th configuration. once u eliminate the
ones that work resort to correcting the problem which remains. sorrry it is slow but methodically will get results u may need!
 
Old 08-16-2004, 09:17 PM   #3
5tonedSidney
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OK, let me try 1 by 1:
1) Hardware is OK becasue it works with the 2 test sounds and works OK in Win.
2) I listed the kern modules in my original post, and I think they're OK i.e. EMU10K1 etc. seem to be the right ones and they're what Creative say should work.
3) Sorry for not saying so earlier, but I have setup a group "audio" and given permissions to all /dev/dsp* objects.
3 again) I get the same result when I login as root
4) This is where I run out of steam - what further configuration can I check? Is there somewhere that specifies the default sound device?

I'm a firm beliver in slow and methodical when it come to debugging anything - tried Bull-in-Chinashop too often when I was young.

Do you think a kernel compile (my 1st ever) is necessary ?

Thanks for the input peng4.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 09:27 PM   #4
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stonedsidney; oops now its over my head. am newbie too but read alot &
research everything before jumping in over my head. sorry!
 
  


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