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Old 10-14-2006, 11:02 PM   #1
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I really hope they fix soundcard stuff in FC6...(RANT)


Forcing me to wade through modprob, /etc/modprobe.d, /etc/modprobe.conf just to get my ubiquitous SB Live! card to work again is not really forward progress. It's worked In ALL versions and distro's of linux I've tried.

Why on earth after a yum update does FC5 detect my onboard VIA sound even though it's DISABLED in the BIOS? Thus making my SB Live virtually impossible to set as the default soundcard in the supposed KDE "soundcard configuration" program which should make this kind of problem easy to solve. With a "Disable VIA card and make SB card work again" button it'd be solved in a jiffy .

I've removed the snd-via82xx modules, installed the snd-emu10k1 modules, commented out lines in modprobe.d (--ignore-remove? wth? If I want it removed, REMOVE IT!), and deleted lines in modprobe.conf.

Granted, to a linux admin this may be childs play. I'm in the middle. Not new to linux (far from it), but not schooled in linux technical kung-fu either.

If they really want me to keep from dual booting into XP just to play a song they have to do better than this.

BAH! I hope when I reboot everything still works...
Exo

p.s. Who am I kidding. I'll install FC6 final first chance I get anyways. I love linux. But I have to spend more time doing things that fixing things. I only boot to XP for Wintendo anyways.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 12:26 PM   #2
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Have you got the SB Live! 24-bit 7.1? If yes I happen to use the snd-ca0106 module.

You could also edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and add

blacklist snd_via82xx

Last edited by Jongi; 10-15-2006 at 12:29 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 08:59 PM   #3
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Hey Jongi,
No I don't have the 24 bit. Just a run of the mill SB Live! I'm positive it's emu10k1.

Yes! That's another thing that I ended up doing also. Editing /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and adding "blacklist snd_via82xx". A little to much editing of files to get a basic, popular soundcard to work.

Thanks for replying. I was kind of in a bad mood yesterday after all that. I still haven't rebooted into Fedora though....

Exo

p.s. I still don't think it's normal for FC5 to detect a disabled card though. Believe me it IS disabled. If I could rip it off the motherboard I would. Anyways...the fedora team is much smarter than I so I'll just shut my mouth for now.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 12:01 AM   #4
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I've seen many posts about people saying that their onboard soundcard is being detected even though it is disabled in the BIOS.
 
Old 10-17-2006, 03:00 AM   #5
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Just for your info. Even win95 havs detected components which have been disabled by BIOS. These days it is OS which chooses which components you want to use and in which memory/IO area and in which interrupt. BIOS only gives some initial startup options.
 
Old 10-17-2006, 03:03 AM   #6
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And something for topic. Try to make 2 soundcards to work in same time and make that SB card a primary one.
 
Old 10-17-2006, 08:48 PM   #7
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Markelo,
That's kind of what I'm getting at. I really wouldn't care if my onboard sound was detected along with the SB, but give me an option to disable the onboard and make the SB the default without having to be linux certified.

Anyways...like I mentioned, it's always worked in the past so I'm assuming the Fedora team fixed something and 'broke' something else in the process (as most bug fixes always seem to do).

I wasn't aware that OS's detect disabled hardware. It's the first I've come across it. Thanks for the knowledge.
Exo
 
Old 10-29-2006, 09:33 PM   #8
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FYI:
They did fix the sound card stuff in FC6. There is actually a spot where I can set the SB Live! as the primary card. Ignoring the VIA onboard. Works fine.
 
  


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