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Old 02-02-2005, 11:26 AM   #16
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I may have gotten a little further than my last post. The libasound problem I had I believe is from not using the newer ALSA lib package for 1.0.8 ... I'm just going to have to try and put all the bz2 files together and make an install script for all the 1.0.8 packages. However I don't think its going to work correctly. Yes I followed the instructions on that link, but I believe other things weren't installed. Things like alsamixer have never worked on my system, so I'm starting to wonder...

To answer your questing the ES and LS are ALOT different. From what I've been seeing all over the LS is the worst Linux card to have. lol I only bought it for Windows at the start because it was $20. I'm going to try it again later after work and post up my results.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 12:29 PM   #17
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OK, this is my fault. Please see this in the HCL:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...hp?product=502

It would seem that the LS is the _only_ audigy card that doesn't use emu10k1 driver. You may have more hard work ahead of you...
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:46 PM   #18
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Ok so one more question before I go home and beat the hell out of my Linux box..... Would installing ALSA 1.0.8 help me out at all??

I'm curious, cause you would think it would help. My card is there in the listed hardware on the ALSA website. But by default Fedora Core 3 installs ALSA 1.0.6 . Suggestions? Ideas?
 
Old 02-02-2005, 04:09 PM   #19
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Ok so FINALLY I got ALSA configured and compiled for my Audigy LS...now when I run XMMS to test it out I get this error....How can I fix this?

** WARNING **: alsa_setup_mixer(): Failed to find mixer element: PCM
 
Old 02-02-2005, 04:21 PM   #20
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ok....so if I keep reading the directions the ALSA website for installing my card I get to this point before I come up with problems...

Now insert the modules into the kernel.

modprobe snd-audigyls;modprobe snd-pcm-oss;modprobe snd-mixer-oss;modprobe snd-seq-oss

NB. For drivers older than 0.9.0beta11 use:

modprobe snd-card-audigyls

I tried the second option just because the first one failed...
[root@localhost alsa-utils-1.0.8]# modprobe snd-audigyls;modprobe snd-pcm-oss;modprobe snd-mixer-oss;modprobe snd-seq-oss
FATAL: Module snd_audigyls not found.
[root@localhost alsa-utils-1.0.8]# modprobe snd-card-audigyls
FATAL: Module snd_card_audigyls not found.
[root@localhost alsa-utils-1.0.8]#


Man what now?? I have no options or choices....thats the end of the line...I'm about to through that card out my window!!!
 
Old 02-03-2005, 12:43 AM   #21
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Have you tried typing alsamixer at a console and unmuting things? Then try xmms again. I had a similar thing that was strange. I figured if alsamixer is muted I just wouldnt hear anything but I got some kind of error, then unmuted things and got sound with no error.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 07:06 AM   #22
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Yes I tried that....but you know the funny part about all this is, that I've updated ALSA, Fedora find my card when your restart...Kudzu picks it up and does a config for it.

Once it comes back on you don't have any output from the Audigy....theres not even a section in the mixer to adjust the output volume. If I get on say TeamSpeak people can hear me CRYSTAL CLEAR over the microphone, but in any mixer I have no control for the master volume or output.

If I take the Audigy card out and turn my onboard sound back on something strange happens now. On my onboard sound theres a no master volume control, so the sound is full blast the entire time... All the audio and microphone work with it but the sound quality and mic quality is horrible.

I don't have the money right now to sped $30-50 on a new card or I would. I'd just buy a more compatible card if that were the case.

What else can I do to get the full mixer controls on my Audigy?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 06:28 PM   #23
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I found some new info about the Audigy LS and ALSA 1.0.8...bad thing is it didn't help me at all. After I recompiled the ALSA driver with the new snd driver code it gives you I still got no where...once you type alsamixer in the terminal I receive the error

[root@localhost nate]# alsamixer
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory

Heres that new link telling about the driver wording change...If you can please help me fix my problem reply soon. I'm really needing my sound working so I can just get rid of Windows for good.
http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=audigyls
 
Old 02-03-2005, 09:03 PM   #24
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OSS can be used more?

Ok after hours.....if you compile ALSA 1.0.8 with the snd-ca0106 code rather than the listed snd-audigyls in the install section OSS will pick up the card... Mine works fine with OSS.........the bad part about OSS is I can only have 1 thing using sound at a time. My alsamixer still does gives the error I listed above.

Is there anyway to allow me to use sound in 2 or more programs at once with OSS?? My sound is crystal clear with the OSS drivers but I can only use XMMS and nothing else at the same time.. Is there a fix?
 
Old 02-11-2005, 01:45 AM   #25
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I a pretty sure that the Audigy LS doesnt use the emu10k1 driver. Go to their site and find the right one. Only thing is that I never could get distortion free sound so I swapped sound cards with a friend and now I am happy as can be.

Last edited by patkalolo; 02-11-2005 at 01:46 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 06:59 AM   #26
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Oh well I got it crystal clear...but I never could use more than one program with sound at a time. It DOES NOT use the em10k1 driver like you just said...said thing is ALSA's website is out of date also. ALSA tells you to compile the driver with --snd-audigyls , but if you do some deep digging on ALSA's site you'll find they changed the script for the Audigy LS to --snd-ca0106 which is the chipset number on the LS.

Kinda strange that they'd miss that on thier installation instructions. From what I was reading on the OSS site, OSS works perfectly fine with the Audigy LS.

lol doesn't matter... I won an old SB Live Gamer platnium on Ebay for $5... it works perfectly fine and didn't cost much.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 09:30 PM   #27
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Hi all. I have an Audigy LS and after reading this post I was able to get it working.

All I had to do was substitute ca0106 in place of audigyls in the install instructions on the ALSA website, then reboot. The only problem is the sound quality is pretty poor.

If someone could tell me how to get it to load every boot automatically, get the quality up, and make xmms the default audio player I would really appreciate it.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 07:54 AM   #28
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I had the same problem basicly...but my audio lagged all over the place.. I still have the card, but its sitting on my desk now. I since then got a SB Live Gamer CT4760...you can find them on Ebay for about $5, they work PERFECTLY and the sound quality is 10x better than my Audigy LS.

Have you tried OSS ? www.opensound.com ...its free now, and should work with the LS. I use it rather than ALSA now...works just as good and my sound is more clear.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 11:38 AM   #29
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I have the same problem, I have a via8233 onboard and to try to fix the problem I went and bought a soundblaster live 24 bit and tried working with emu10k1 and no luck on either. I have installed a new kernel 2.6.10 and configured it, but still no sound, there is no /dev/dsp directory on the system. I don't know how to fix that. I can run alsaconf and it detects the card but it won't make it work.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 06:56 AM   #30
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Well yours is an easy fix... I didn't have a /dev/dsp folder either once I put my new SB Live in. Sounds to me like you just need to unmute your sound. Use a mixer and a check your levels.

At least the 24bit SB Live is supported. Audigy LS has a very cheap chipset on it. Thats why ALSA doesn't have any control options.

My SB Live had over 50 options to adjust in my mixer. My Audigy LS had 13 tops.

Theres no reason really my sound should be laggy with ALSA, I have a higher end processor and plenty of RAM. Sure maybe if your running on a 233mhz Pentium then ya it MIGHT lag.

AMD 2600+ Barton
1GB PC2700
Audigy LS & SB Live CT4760 & VIA onboard
Fedora Core 3
 
  


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