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Old 11-02-2004, 12:52 AM   #1
Kethinov
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Installing a Soundblaster Audigy


I just installed a new Soundblaster Audigy in my Debian box. The module is loaded. But I can't seem to get any sound out of it because all my apps are using the old soundcard.

How can I get all my apps to use the new soundcard and ignore the old?

Or better yet, is there a way I can use them simultaneously and be able to pick which app uses which soundcard?

Here's an lsmod:
Code:
lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: P
nls_iso8859-1           2780   1 (autoclean)
isofs                  22996   1 (autoclean)
floppy                 44120   0 (autoclean)
apm                     8364   1 (autoclean)
smbfs                  35120   2 (autoclean)
af_packet              11048   1 (autoclean)
keybdev                 1732   0 (unused)
joydev                  5440   1
mousedev                3604   1
hid                    19076   0 (unused)
input                   3040   0 [keybdev joydev mousedev hid]
hw_random               2456   0 (unused)
emu10k1-gp              1128   0 (unused)
ohci1394               21648   0 (unused)
ieee1394              178724   0 [ohci1394]
ehci-hcd               14796   0 (unused)
usb-uhci               19504   0 (unused)
usbcore                52268   1 [hid ehci-hcd usb-uhci]
cmpci                  25164   1
soundcore               3268   2 [cmpci]
gameport                1388   0 [emu10k1-gp cmpci]
ide-scsi                8272   0
scsi_mod               86020   1 [ide-scsi]
8139too                12328   1
mii                     1952   0 [8139too]
crc32                   2848   0 [8139too]
jedec_probe             8640   0 (autoclean)
cfi_probe               4112   0 (autoclean)
gen_probe               1552   0 (autoclean) [jedec_probe cfi_probe]
chipreg                  697   0 [jedec_probe cfi_probe]
nls_cp437               4284   1 (autoclean)
ntfs                   45024   1 (autoclean)
nvidia               4587212   6
ide-cd                 27040   1
cdrom                  26212   0 [ide-cd]
rtc                     5768   0 (autoclean)
ext3                   65388   1 (autoclean)
jbd                    34628   1 (autoclean) [ext3]
ide-detect               288   0 (autoclean) (unused)
amd74xx                 9636   1 (autoclean)
ide-disk               12416   3 (autoclean)
ide-core               91800   4 (autoclean) [ide-scsi ide-cd ide-detect amd74xx ide-disk]
unix                   12720 218 (autoclean)
 
Old 11-02-2004, 03:29 AM   #2
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You don't have all the proper modules loaded for the Audigy.
Navigate to ALSA and look up your particular Audigy soundchip.
I have an Audigy ES, and I've always been able to download
alsa-driver, alsa-lib, alsa-utils and compile from source using
those instructions.

After you finish and load the modules, then issue "alsamixer"
as a normal user, unmute channels and turn up the volume.
Then issue "alsactl store" as root and they'll stay set after
you reboot.

IMO you can't run 2 soundcards as you asked, but I am not
the expert.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 10:00 AM   #3
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Depends on your Audigy model, I guess. I have an Audigy LS and I've been struggling for a few weeks to get it to work. I NEVER could get sound out of that crap under Linux. There are a few models like it that have problems with ALSA.

http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=audigyls

Thank you, Creative Labs.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 06:38 PM   #4
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I tried modprobing emu10k1 but the command fails claiming "no such device".

Code:
modprobe emu10k1
/lib/modules/2.4.27-1-386/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o: init_module: No such device
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/2.4.27-1-386/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.27-1-386/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.27-1-386/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o: insmod emu10k1 failed
 
Old 11-02-2004, 07:25 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Kethinov
I tried modprobing emu10k1 but the command fails claiming "no such device".

Code:
modprobe emu10k1
/lib/modules/2.4.27-1-386/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o: init_module: No such device
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/2.4.27-1-386/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.27-1-386/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.27-1-386/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o: insmod emu10k1 failed
Why not try these instructions ?
 
Old 11-02-2004, 09:37 PM   #6
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Is that cmpci onboard? You probably won't get your Audigy working correctly until you disable it. That's what I had to do to get my Audigy 2 ZS working, anyways.

You might also want to upgrade to a 2.6 kernel; they come with ALSA. Just make sure that your userspace apps are ready for such an upgrade.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 12:28 AM   #7
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Thanks for your help guys. I got it working. Ironi was correct, pulling the old card after the install of the audigy drivers was the key. Debian was getting confused as to which one to use.

This one performs so well I have no reason to keep the other around anyway.

Thanks again.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 01:42 AM   #8
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ur lucky it works, I had it working months ago then installed slack 10 and no it won't work for the life of me
 
  


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