I posted about this once before, but the problem was never resolved, so I was hoping I could find some help this time around.
I downloaded and compiled the emu10k1 driver from sourceforge, so that I could get bass/treble support (why they didn't enable it by default is anyone's guess), but it will not load on boot.
dmesg gives the following output about the sound card:
Creative EMU10K1 PCI Audio Driver, version 0.20a, 19:31:20 Jul 28 2003
emu10k1: EMU10K1 rev 7 model 0x8061 found, IO at 0xd000-0xd01f, IRQ 5
ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: 0x8384:0x7608 (SigmaTel STAC9708)
emu10k1: SBLive! 5.1 card detected
The same text appears on boot, but it is followed by a line saying that an insmod of /lib/modules/...../emu10k1.o has failed, and /usr/local/etc/emu-script, the script that intializes the driver, has failed.
However, I still have sound, without bass/treble support though. So somehow, the module is being loaded but the script is failing.
It gets more confusing though. If I go in as root and remove the module with rmmod, and then do a modprobe, the driver is loaded correctly, bass/treble support and all.
So I am wondering, is something else, some script that I am unaware of, loading the emu10k1 module without my knowledge? The emu10k1 line in my /etc/rc.d/rc.modules script is commented out, so it couldn't be that.