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Old 04-23-2003, 12:12 AM   #1
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audigy 2 is driving me crazy on RED HAT 8.0

I'm running redhat 8.0. I've installed audigy 2 without any errors. I've reinstalled using main.c downloaded from the cvs. However, I have errors loading emu10k1. When I reboot, i get an error device /dev/dsp can't be opened (no such device). When i modprobe emu10k1 I get "insmod failed".
I've searched the forums from, but its difficult sorting through the messages. can anyone help?

Last edited by eastj1974; 04-23-2003 at 03:32 PM.
Old 04-23-2003, 03:08 PM   #2
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Never mind, I figured it out. Actually, here's how I installed audigy 2 and got it to work on redhat 8.0.

1. if doing a reinstallation, type "make clean". This is somehow connected to my issue above.

2. otherwise untar the package and move into emu10k1-v0.20a directory.

3. goto the cvs website (
and download main.c. Replace it with the main.c in the emu10k1-v0.20a directory

4 (forgot) make sure you have a .config file in /usr/src/linux-2.4. Also make sure (CONFIG_MODULES = y) , (CONFIG_SOUND_EMU10K1 = m), (CONFIG_SOUND_OSS= y/m), & (CONFIG_SOUND = y/m)
If you don't have .config you can get it from the /usr/src/linux-2.4 directory or make one using xconfig. I'm not sure if one needs to custom compile the kernel. I did when I got the audigy 2 to work, but that doesn't say it should work normally.

5. type make in the working directory

6. type make in the working directory again

7. rmmod ac97_codec
rmmod i810_audio
rmmod sound
rmmod any other sound related modules (See through lsmod)

8 goto /etc/modules.conf. save a copy. remove all alias regarding other sound modules. Add alias sound emu10k1 and
post-install emu10k1 /usr/local/etc/emu-script

9. make install

10 make tools

11 make install-tools

12. connect cable from cd player to sound card.

13. reboot

This gives me basic sound with stereo speakers. I haven't tried the 5.1 or 6.1 surround sound. If I forgot something, I'll update this thread.

Last edited by eastj1974; 04-23-2003 at 03:36 PM.


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