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I am running Slack 9.0 and using KDE as the window manager. I am also dual booting between XP and Slack. I have a sound blaster Live! card. I am getting sound but the volume is really low. I am not sure why, because the same volume level in Xp is loud. Why is that? and how do I adjust the volume level? Thanks
ok, I tried kmix and all my volumes seem to be set ok. Now it looks like I am not getting any sound, I could swear I was getting a faint sound. Looks like it isn't a volume issue this time, more like a configuration/driver issue. Thanks.
This ALSA group seems interesting. I am checking it out now. The one twist I have is that my PC is a dell and from what I have read the Dell ship with a slightly different version of SB Live. Hopefully there is a driver for it
Same issue - the difference in sound volume between Slack and my WinXP partition is kind of funny. If I forget to turn my speaker volume down before I boot into WinXP after being in Slack it will be so loud that my cat even jumps outta her napping chair and I swear the windows shake. heh
Could anyone tell us a bit more about how to set ALSA up though? I'm guessing that if I install ALSA I'll get sound in RTCW and other native linux games. Here's what I configured so far:
Sound: CL SB Live! - set to Y in kernel
and before I found this thread on ALSA tonight I recompiled in OSS - sb.o as a module. Which turns out was a waste anyway because I get several errors. here's a copy/paste for example:
rob@home:~$ su root
root@home:/home/rob# modprobe sh
modprobe: Can't locate module sh
root@home:/home/rob# modprobe sb
/lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/sound/sb.o: init_module: No such device
/lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/sound/sb.o: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/sound/sb.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/sound/sb.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/sound/sb.o: insmod sb failed
root@home:/home/rob# modprobe sb.o
modprobe: Can't locate module sb.o
now, modules are something I still don't understand how to use so I'm sure this is all operator error but I know these need to be set up right for ALSA to work that much I understand. and currently I get sound in everything but native Linux games due to the "Y" to SB Live card in kernel.
Well ALSA has a how to install their *.tgzs on their website. I am following that. From my understanding you need to download the driver, library and utility files, compile them and then insert them into the running Kernel. I still haven't tried it though.