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Old 10-09-2004, 09:40 PM   #1
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Audigy LS and ALSA again

I keep seeing this business about ALSA having support for the Audigy LS in ver. 1.0.6, but at the ALSA site, there is no mention of it being supported when one looks under "Creative". Am I missing something, or is it still not supported?

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Old 10-13-2004, 09:23 AM   #2
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The Audigy LS -- The retail Audigy LS card is not based on the same chip as other Audigy boards, so the EMU10K1 driver available at SourceForge won't work with it. Fortunately, there are drivers available from two sources -- ALSA (1.0.6 release) and 4FrontTechnologies.
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Thank you. As I said, it does not seem to appear in either the ALSA listing of Creative cards nor in the 4FrontTechnologies listing; only higher in the line Audigy cards appear. I have been told that an ALSA 1.0.6+ Beta release includes it, but again, it is not listed there yet.

I have emailed 4Front about this to see what they have to say.

And I thank you for the info. It just seems weird that nobody actually lists that particular card . . . if it is indeed available.


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Old 10-15-2004, 10:57 PM   #4
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Audigy LS (Sound Blaster Live 24 bit)

The Audigy LS card is "presumably" supported in ALSA 1.0.6a
(Same thing goes for the Dell version of SB Live).

The module for the Audigy LS card is snd-audigyls
(The module for the Dell version is different)

I compiled the ALSA 1.0.6a tarball under RedHat Fedora core 2. It had some issues with unresolved symbols which I partially resolved (by recompiling the kernel), but don't have the time to deal with this anymore.

However, ALSA 1.0.6a should be good enough if you are persistent (or lucky) to patch your existent kernel.

It might be interesting to note that I actually have the Sound Blaster Live 24 bit card which shows as Audigy LS when you do 'lspci'. I wished Creative Labs would start being a little more creative and start labeling different ("chipset-wise") cards differently.

Hope this helps.


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