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rossjman1 09-12-2005 11:37 PM

Installing ALSA
 
Hi. I installed Alsa-base (apt-get install alsa-base) and alsa-utils (apt-get install alsa-utils). I ran alsaconf, but it couldn't find my soundcard. I have a Soundblaster Live! 24-bit sound card, and according to Alsa's website it's supported. Is there anything that I forgot to install.

I'm using Debian Testing with a 2.6 kernel.

adz 09-13-2005 06:45 AM

Can you post the output of lspci and lsmod?

mark_alfred 09-13-2005 07:44 AM

modules
 
Oops, my initial answer was for a 2.4 kernel series, not 2.6, which I just noticed you have. So, I've now deleted it. Anyway, perhaps installing the kernel headers would help. Rebooting often does wonders. Good luck.

rossjman1 09-13-2005 04:03 PM

Code:

debian:~# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
ipv6                  229892  8
lp                    10408  0
af_packet              20872  2
parport_pc            33348  1
parport                37320  2 lp,parport_pc
floppy                54992  0
pcspkr                  3816  0
shpchp                87148  0
pciehp                83948  0
pci_hotplug            30640  2 shpchp,pciehp
hw_random              5652  0
intel_agp              20512  1
tulip                  42528  0
uhci_hcd              29328  0
usbcore              104164  3 uhci_hcd
agpgart                31784  2 intel_agp
tsdev                  7168  0
mousedev                9996  1
evdev                  9088  0
capability              4872  0
commoncap              7168  1 capability
psmouse                17800  0
ide_cd                38176  0
cdrom                  35740  1 ide_cd
genrtc                  9332  0
ext3                  109672  1
jbd                    54552  1 ext3
ide_generic            1664  0
piix                  12448  1
ide_disk              16768  3
ide_core              125028  4 ide_cd,ide_generic,piix,ide_disk
unix                  26036  178
font                    8576  0
vesafb                  6688  0
cfbcopyarea            3840  1 vesafb
cfbimgblt              3200  1 vesafb
cfbfillrect            3712  1 vesafb
debian:~# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82810 GMCH [Graphics Memory Controller Hub] (rev 02)
0000:00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82810 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 02)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801AA IDE (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA USB (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801AA SMBus (rev 01)
0000:01:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: Rockwell International Riptide PCI Audio Controller
0000:01:08.1 Communication controller: Rockwell International Riptide HCF 56k PCI Modem
0000:01:08.2 Input device controller: Rockwell International Riptide PCI Game Controller
0000:01:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy LS
0000:01:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 (rev 11)
debian:~#

The Rockwell is the integrated sound, which has terrible linux support. The Creative Labs SB Audigy LS (Sound Blaster Live!) is the card I just installed.

adz 09-13-2005 06:28 PM

Try running the command modprobe snd-ca0106 if you get no errors then run alsamixer and raise (and unmute) all volume levels. Then try to play something.

If the snd-ca0106 module doesn't work then try snd-emu10k1 and snd-emu10k2.

rossjman1 09-13-2005 06:49 PM

Code:

debian:~# modprobe snd-emu10k1
 * Setting up ALSA...                                                    [ ok ]
debian:~# alsamixer

alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device

aumix doesn't work either.

adz 09-13-2005 08:01 PM

Firstly, do you have anything in "/dev/snd/"? There should be a large list of files. Mine looks like:
Code:

adz@hades:/dev/snd$ ls -lh
total 0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  0 2005-09-11 18:28 controlC0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  32 2005-09-11 18:28 controlC1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  64 2005-09-11 18:28 controlC2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  96 2005-09-11 18:28 controlC3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  4 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC0D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  5 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC0D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  6 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC0D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  7 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC0D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  36 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC1D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  37 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC1D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  38 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC1D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  39 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC1D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  68 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC2D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  69 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC2D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  70 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC2D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  71 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC2D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 100 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC3D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 101 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC3D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 102 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC3D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 103 2005-09-11 18:28 hwC3D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  8 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC0D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  9 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC0D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  10 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC0D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  11 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC0D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  12 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC0D4
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  13 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC0D5
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  14 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC0D6
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  15 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC0D7
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  40 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC1D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  41 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC1D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  42 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC1D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  43 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC1D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  44 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC1D4
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  45 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC1D5
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  46 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC1D6
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  47 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC1D7
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  72 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC2D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  73 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC2D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  74 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC2D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  75 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC2D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  76 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC2D4
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  77 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC2D5
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  78 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC2D6
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  79 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC2D7
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 104 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC3D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 105 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC3D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 106 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC3D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 107 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC3D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 108 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC3D4
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 109 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC3D5
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 110 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC3D6
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 111 2005-09-11 18:28 midiC3D7
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  24 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D0c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  16 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D0p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  25 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D1c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  17 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D1p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  26 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D2c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  18 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D2p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  27 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D3c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  19 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D3p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  28 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D4c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  20 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D4p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  29 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D5c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  21 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D5p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  30 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D6c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  22 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D6p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  31 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D7c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  23 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC0D7p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  56 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D0c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  48 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D0p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  57 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D1c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  49 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D1p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  58 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D2c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  50 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D2p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  59 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D3c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  51 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D3p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  60 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D4c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  52 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D4p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  61 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D5c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  53 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D5p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  62 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D6c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  54 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D6p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  63 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D7c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  55 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC1D7p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  88 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D0c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  80 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D0p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  89 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D1c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  81 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D1p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  90 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D2c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  82 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D2p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  91 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D3c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  83 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D3p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  92 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D4c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  84 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D4p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  93 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D5c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  85 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D5p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  94 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D6c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  86 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D6p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  95 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D7c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  87 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC2D7p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 120 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D0c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 112 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D0p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 121 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D1c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 113 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D1p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 122 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D2c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 114 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D2p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 123 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D3c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 115 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D3p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 124 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D4c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 116 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D4p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 125 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D5c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 117 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D5p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 126 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D6c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 118 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D6p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 127 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D7c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 119 2005-09-11 18:28 pcmC3D7p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  1 2005-09-11 18:28 seq
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  33 2005-09-11 18:28 timer

Secondly, make sure you're part of the "audio" group. Just edit /etc/group and add your username to the appropriate line. Then log out and log back in.

rossjman1 09-13-2005 08:20 PM

Code:

debian:/dev/snd# ls -lh
total 0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  0 2005-09-12 23:20 controlC0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  32 2005-09-12 23:20 controlC1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  64 2005-09-12 23:20 controlC2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  96 2005-09-12 23:20 controlC3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  4 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC0D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  5 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC0D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  6 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC0D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  7 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC0D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  36 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC1D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  37 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC1D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  38 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC1D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  39 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC1D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  68 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC2D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  69 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC2D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  70 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC2D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  71 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC2D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 100 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC3D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 101 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC3D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 102 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC3D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 103 2005-09-12 23:20 hwC3D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  8 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC0D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  9 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC0D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  10 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC0D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  11 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC0D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  12 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC0D4
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  13 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC0D5
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  14 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC0D6
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  15 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC0D7
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  40 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC1D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  41 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC1D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  42 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC1D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  43 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC1D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  44 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC1D4
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  45 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC1D5
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  46 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC1D6
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  47 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC1D7
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  72 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC2D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  73 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC2D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  74 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC2D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  75 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC2D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  76 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC2D4
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  77 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC2D5
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  78 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC2D6
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  79 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC2D7
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 104 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC3D0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 105 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC3D1
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 106 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC3D2
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 107 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC3D3
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 108 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC3D4
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 109 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC3D5
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 110 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC3D6
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 111 2005-09-12 23:20 midiC3D7
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  24 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D0c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  16 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D0p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  25 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D1c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  17 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D1p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  26 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D2c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  18 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D2p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  27 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D3c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  19 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D3p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  28 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D4c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  20 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D4p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  29 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D5c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  21 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D5p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  30 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D6c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  22 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D6p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  31 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D7c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  23 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC0D7p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  56 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D0c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  48 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D0p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  57 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D1c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  49 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D1p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  58 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D2c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  50 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D2p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  59 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D3c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  51 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D3p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  60 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D4c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  52 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D4p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  61 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D5c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  53 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D5p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  62 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D6c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  54 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D6p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  63 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D7c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  55 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC1D7p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  88 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D0c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  80 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D0p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  89 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D1c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  81 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D1p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  90 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D2c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  82 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D2p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  91 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D3c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  83 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D3p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  92 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D4c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  84 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D4p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  93 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D5c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  85 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D5p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  94 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D6c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  86 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D6p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  95 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D7c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  87 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC2D7p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 120 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D0c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 112 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D0p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 121 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D1c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 113 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D1p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 122 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D2c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 114 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D2p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 123 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D3c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 115 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D3p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 124 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D4c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 116 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D4p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 125 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D5c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 117 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D5p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 126 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D6c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 118 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D6p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 127 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D7c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 119 2005-09-12 23:20 pcmC3D7p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  1 2005-09-12 23:20 seq
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116,  33 2005-09-12 23:20 timer

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root:x:0:
daemon:x:1:
bin:x:2:
sys:x:3:
adm:x:4:
tty:x:5:
disk:x:6:
lp:x:7:
mail:x:8:
news:x:9:
uucp:x:10:
man:x:12:
proxy:x:13:
kmem:x:15:
dialout:x:20:jantosh
fax:x:21:
voice:x:22:
cdrom:x:24:jantosh,hal
floppy:x:25:jantosh,hal
tape:x:26:
sudo:x:27:
audio:x:29:jantosh
dip:x:30:
www-data:x:33:
backup:x:34:
operator:x:37:
list:x:38:
irc:x:39:
src:x:40:
gnats:x:41:
shadow:x:42:
utmp:x:43:
video:x:44:jantosh
sasl:x:45:
plugdev:x:46:jantosh
staff:x:50:
games:x:60:
users:x:100:
nogroup:x:65534:
crontab:x:101:
Debian-exim:x:102:
jantosh:x:1000:
ssh:x:103:
gdm:x:104:
messagebus:x:105:
hal:x:106:
cantosh:x:1001:
lpadmin:x:107:
mysql:x:108:

adz 09-13-2005 08:48 PM

Well in that case all I can think of the recommend is installing ALSA from source. That's what I do and I've never had a problem.

Mind you... You said you had an SB Live when lspci shows it as being an Audigy LS. However, Audigies are meant to be supported by the ca0106 driver as indicated here but it wouldn't load for you (I'm assuming since you didn't say specifically). However the emu10k1 driver did load which is the SB Live (and therefore not the Audigy LS) driver. Wierd.

rossjman1 09-14-2005 05:08 PM

Isn't the SB Live 24-bit based of of the Audigy LS? According to http://how.to/sblive.
Quote:

Most SoundBlaster Live, Audigy, and Audigy 2 cards are supported by the EMU10K1 Project driver as well as ALSA.

rossjman1 09-17-2005 01:32 PM

I tried to run alsaconf again, and it finally detected my sound card!

Here are the choices:
ca0106 Creative Labs SB Audigy LS
legacy probe legacy ISA (non-PnP) chips

I select the SB card and pressed enter. Now I get this:
Configuring snd-ca0106
Do you want to modify /etc/modprob.d/sound
(And /etc/modprobe.conf if present)?
<yes> <no>

I select 'yes' and press enter.
"OK, sound driver is configured.
ALSA CONFIGURATOR
will prepare the card for playing now.
Now I will load the ALSA sound driver and use amixer to raise the default sound volumes.
You can change the volume later via a mixer.
<ok>

I select and press ok.

Running update-modules...
Loading Driver...
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:09.0[A] -> Link [LNKB] - > GSI 9 (Level, low) - > IRQ9
Model 1006 Rev 00000000 Serial 10061102
Setting up ALSA...
Setting default volumes...

===

Now ALSA is ready to use
Blah Blah Have a lot of fun!

#
# aumix
Aumix: no device found.

I still get the same errors as before.

adz 09-17-2005 08:13 PM

Can you post the output of lsmod after running alsaconf? Make sure you're not trying to load two separate types of drivers (and that the drivers are actually loaded).

Also, try using alsamixer instead of aumix.

mark_alfred 09-17-2005 08:45 PM

sound card
 
Disclaimer: I'm no programmer.
Claimer: I'm a regular user who's had loads of experience messing around getting sound to work on Debian.

Try these following things:
  • Install the package alsa-oss
  • Run alsaconf three times over.
  • If using a gnome interface, add the volume control to the panel.
  • Try the sound. If it's not working . . .
  • Power down, and turn off your computer.
  • Go to the pub, and drink a pint.
  • Come back, and turn on your computer.
  • Now, either listen to sound, or repeat all these steps again.

Good luck.

rossjman1 09-17-2005 11:06 PM

Code:

debian:~# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_ca0106            26788  0
snd_ac97_codec        73592  1 snd_ca0106
snd_pcm_oss            49568  0
snd_mixer_oss          16768  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                83464  3 snd_ca0106,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              22660  1 snd_pcm
snd                    50180  6 snd_ca0106,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore              9312  1 snd
snd_page_alloc          9476  2 snd_ca0106,snd_pcm
ipv6                  236736  8
lp                    11716  0
af_packet              21128  2
floppy                56532  0
parport_pc            34116  1
parport                33352  2 lp,parport_pc
pcspkr                  3524  0
i2c_i801                8460  0
i2c_core              20752  1 i2c_i801
shpchp                87780  0
pci_hotplug            25908  1 shpchp
hw_random              5268  0
intel_agp              21532  1
tulip                  48416  0
uhci_hcd              29968  0
usbcore              109948  2 uhci_hcd
agpgart                33096  2 intel_agp
tsdev                  7616  0
mousedev              11296  1
evdev                  9216  0
psmouse                27012  0
ide_cd                39044  0
cdrom                  36640  1 ide_cd
ext3                  124808  1
jbd                    51224  1 ext3
ide_disk              16768  3
ide_generic            1408  0 [permanent]
via82cxxx              13468  0 [permanent]
trm290                  4100  0 [permanent]
triflex                3712  0 [permanent]
slc90e66                5504  0 [permanent]
sis5513                15624  0 [permanent]
siimage                11392  0 [permanent]
serverworks            8456  0 [permanent]
sc1200                  6912  0 [permanent]
rz1000                  2560  0 [permanent]
piix                    9860  0 [permanent]
pdc202xx_old          10368  0 [permanent]
opti621                4100  0 [permanent]
ns87415                4296  0 [permanent]
hpt366                18048  0 [permanent]
hpt34x                  4992  0 [permanent]
generic                3968  0 [permanent]
cy82c693                4484  0 [permanent]
cs5530                  5120  0 [permanent]
cs5520                  4608  0 [permanent]
cmd64x                11164  0 [permanent]
atiixp                  5776  0 [permanent]
amd74xx                13980  0 [permanent]
alim15x3              11532  0 [permanent]
aec62xx                6912  0 [permanent]
pdc202xx_new            8576  0 [permanent]
ide_core              118036  28 ide_cd,ide_disk,ide_generic,via82cxxx,trm290,triflex,slc90e66,sis5513,siimage,serverworks,sc1200,rz1000,piix,pdc202xx_old,opti621,ns87415,hpt366,hpt34x,generic,cy82c693,cs5530,cs5520,cmd64x,atiixp,amd74xx,alim15x3,aec62xx,pdc202xx_new
unix                  26032  182
fbcon                  37120  0
tileblit                2432  1 fbcon
font                    8320  1 fbcon
bitblit                5632  1 fbcon
vesafb                  8088  0
cfbcopyarea            3840  1 vesafb
cfbimgblt              3072  1 vesafb
cfbfillrect            4224  1 vesafb
softcursor              2304  1 vesafb
capability              4744  0
commoncap              6784  1 capability
debian:~#


adz 09-17-2005 11:13 PM

What about alsamixer? Or actually playing some sound?


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