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Old 05-09-2004, 11:03 AM   #1
palidang
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real noob, trying to survive in linux -audigy soundcard wont work-


Hey, guys... im really new to linux. Im using knoppix 3.4 which im pretty sure is debian based. my comp is: mobo: asus p4s800, intel p4 2600, 512 ram, lite-on dvdrom, creative audigy soundcard, ati radeon 9800 pro.

Im pretty happy with experimenting with linux, but i cant get the soundcard to help. Bear with be because im an extreme newbie, just left windows behind about 4 days ago.

thanks in advance for any help!
 
Old 05-09-2004, 11:19 AM   #2
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Hi palidang,
no sound can have several causes.
I am going to list some, hopefully one of these suggestions will help you:
1) Is your sound muted?
hit alt+f2, type kmix and hit enter. A window should pop up, which lets you adjust the volume of your sound card. Turn everything up and see, if you can play sound. Hopefully it is this easy
2) Is the driver loaded?
This is more complicated. On the task bar there should be an icon that looks like a little computer screen. Click on it. (In case you dont know which one I mean you can alternatively do this: Hit alt+f2, enter konsole and hit enter.) This brings up a window where you can interact with your system more directly. In there type su, it will ask you for a password, hitting enter there should suffice. Then enter lsmod | grep emu10k1. If it returns any output, then the module is set up correctly.
If it does not, in the same window type modprobe emu10k1. If there arent any errors reported (wont be any there), you can try playing sounds again. Hopefully it works now.
3) Its a f*** hard problem
Please post back here. I hope I can come up with something.

Good luck,
- drowstar
 
Old 05-09-2004, 12:06 PM   #3
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i tried your steps and this is what i got:

I did the modprobe thing because the previous steps didnt work.

root@ttyp0[knoppix]# modprobe emu10k1
/lib/modules/2.4.26/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/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o: insmod emu10k1 failed





i have an onboard sound but it is disabled in the bios if that makes any difference.

just on a good note: i know windows pretty thouroughly.... but something like this forum would never exist there and this is why i want to learn linux
 
Old 05-09-2004, 01:18 PM   #4
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Hi all,
palidang and I did some more work on that problem and we finally figured it out.

turns out, knoppix does not seem to initialize alsa on boot.
all that was necessary is to as root run alsa_init.

I hope this saves some people a headache,
- drowstar
 
Old 07-07-2004, 05:01 PM   #5
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I too am a newbie to Linux, and I'm using Knoppix 3.4 with no sound. I also have a PCI soundcard (Audigy to be exact) so how exactly did he solve his probelm drowstar?
 
Old 07-28-2004, 12:27 PM   #6
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I just helped my friend get sound working in Knoppix. He also has an Audigy soundcard and he was running Knoppix live from the CD. After typing 'su' and 'alsa_init' just like drowstar said, sound worked perfectly. Thanks for the helpful tip!
 
  


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