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Old 08-12-2004, 10:03 AM   #1
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Question How to make a soundcard use driver module


I recently changed distros from Fedora Core 2 to Slackware. As you probably know, Fedora does most everything for you, including getting your soundcard to work. I have a sound blaster live in my computer that worked on Fedora with the emu10k1 driver. All the resources on the internet that I have found say that the sound blaster live does work best with the emu10k1 driver included in the ALSA section of kernel 2.6.7. I enabled it as a module when configuring the kernel. I have the driver set up as a module and I set it to load on startup. lsmod tells me that the emu10k1 driver is loaded, but not being used by anything:
snd_emu10k1 94216 -
snd_util_mem 4480 -
snd_hwdep 8452 -

lspci says that the computer recognizes the soundcard:
00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 08)

but dmesg says that ALSA doesn't find the soundcard:
ALSA device list:
No soundcards found.

It seems that my problem is that the device and the driver aren't connecting. The Linux-Sound HOWTO says the lsmod would say something like [sb] in the used by column of lsmod if the soundcard was using the driver. How do I get the soundcard to use the driver?

Regards,
Edward S. Rice
 
Old 08-12-2004, 12:10 PM   #2
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have you tried running the alsa configuration? from a terminal

alsaconf

run that see if it can find the card, if it does and allows you to configure it, then,

alsamixer

unmute and set default volumes, then

alsactl store

to save your settings across a reboot.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:13 PM   #3
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eek! loud high pitched noise!

I ran alsaconf, it told me to shut down my drivers, so I did:
modprobe -r snd_emu10k1

Started alsaconf again, went through it, everything seemed to be fine, then at the end I pressed OK, and the dialog ended. Immediately, a loud, high-pitched screeching noise came out of my speakers.
Ouch....
Did I do something wrong?
 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:43 PM   #4
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try running alsamixer now to correct this. it's most likely a feedback problem.
good luck.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:59 PM   #5
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Alright, it works.

Thanks for your help
 
Old 08-12-2004, 03:20 PM   #6
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glad to be of service. ;-)
 
Old 08-19-2004, 04:56 PM   #7
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what alsamixer settings did you change to get the high pitch noise to go away.. i've messed with it... but I can't get it to work...
thx

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