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Old 11-21-2005, 11:29 AM   #1
Aubencheulobois
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Creative SB Live! 24 Bit not recognized on a Mandriva 2006 distro


Hi! I'm quite new at Linux (usual introduction to a lot of posts it seems! ) and i've got a problem configuring my Creative SB Live! 24 Bit sound card. It's supposed to be compatible hardware but I just can't make it work...

When I go into Hardrake, it tells me it is a SB Audigy LS soundcard, which it isn't of course.

The default driver is snd-ca0106, and should work for both cards I believe, but I don't have any sound. Xmms is playing the file normally, but I don't get any output. The soundspeaker icon on the bottom tells me "Mixer cannot be found".

When I use the ALSA snd-emu10k1 driver, with ALSA output on Xmms, the software just tells gives me a popup box telling me either the soundcard isn't configurated correctly, either the output is wrong, or another software is already using the soundcard.

Here are some information that might be useful:

[root@localhost jm]# /sbin/lspci
bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory

[root@localhost jm]# uname -r
2.6.12-12mdk

I suppose the problem might comme from the fact that i'm supposed to HAVE some output when typing lspci, no?

Well, if anybody could help me, I'd really be glad. I've be wandering around forums and all, and never found an answer to my question... Thanks a lot.


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Old 11-22-2005, 02:44 PM   #2
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Hi. Im pretty much a newbie too but I might be able to help get you started. I also have a SB Live 24-bit card that I just recently got working in mandrake 10.1.

I dont think you want to use the emu10k1 driver, I do believe that it is the snd-ca0106 that you want. Have you tried installing the lastest snd-ca0106 driver? If not, go to www.alsa-project.org. In the top right there is a link to the latest driver, lib, and utils files, and go ahead and download them.

Then go here http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...&module=ca0106
for instructions on installing the files you downloaded. If you follow that page it should get you on the right track. For some reason I always got an error when installing the utils, although my sound worked anyway so I didnt sweat it too much.

Once you get done with that go ahead and run alsamixer to turn up the volume (its at 0% by default).

Let me know if that helps at all.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 09:14 PM   #3
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Quote:
[root@localhost jm]# /sbin/lspci
bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory
For this command you need to install "pciutils", and no, the fact you don't have it has nothing to do with your sound problem.

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When I use the ALSA snd-emu10k1 driver, with ALSA output on Xmms, the software just tells gives me a popup box telling me either the soundcard isn't configurated correctly, either the output is wrong, or another software is already using the soundcard.
emu10k1 is the OSS driver
snd-emu10k1 is the Alsa driver.

You might be getting this error because snd-ca0106 is still in the kernel.
Try:
# rmmod snd-ca0106

If it says "module in use" then remove _all_ the sound drivers (ie: the ones prefixed with "snd-" and then "modprobe snd-emu10k1"

Also, go into xmms settings and make sure it is using alsa output driver
 
  


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