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Old 07-14-2003, 10:11 AM   #1
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Question More Soundcard Questions


Here is the scoop,
I have a Dell Dimension 8250. I dual boot XP and Red Hat 9.0. I have the Creative SBLive! soundcard. When installing Red Hat, everything worked really well (ethernet, drives, etc), but the soundcard was not recognized. I ran the soundcard recognizer program, it could not find it. I recently installed ALSA drivers, and now Red Hat can see my soundcard! Problem is, no sound. After the installation of the drivers, I come to find out that the Dimension 8200 (not exactly the same model, but close) came with soundcards that are not supported under Red Hat. I have a PCI ID (of the cards that are known not to work), but do not know where to find it on my machine.

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1) If my soundcard is recognized, do you think I will be able to get sound.
2) How do I find which PCI ID I have on my soundcard.
3) If I do have a card that will not work, how do I unistall all of the drivers (I used modprobe snd-.....;make; make install)

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Old 07-14-2003, 10:37 AM   #2
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Have you run ALSA mixer and raised the volumes on the channels? If ALSA recognizes the card (or I should say, if you have loaded the correct module for your card), then it should work fine. However, when you first start using ALSA all of the volumes on your channels are at 0, hence, no sound.

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Old 07-14-2003, 10:54 AM   #3
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Yes, I did raise the volume using the volume control on the menu...is this the correct place?
 
Old 07-14-2003, 01:17 PM   #4
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I think you can do it from there, but ALSAmixer (or is it alsamixer) is the program that most people use. One thing that would be helpful is to post the results of lsmod. As root type 'lsmod' or you may have to do '/sbin/lsmod'. This way we will know if you're loading the correct modules. That is the first step. As for your sound card, it is certainly supported. At least the standard SB live card is supported. I don't know if Dell is using a modified version of that card, but I imagine we can get it to work.

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Old 07-14-2003, 01:41 PM   #5
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This is what I get from lsmod

parport_pc 19076 1 (autoclean)
lp 8996 0 (autoclean)
parport 37056 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
iptable_filter 2412 0 (autoclean) (unused)
ip_tables 15096 1 [iptable_filter]
autofs 13268 0 (autoclean) (unused)
e100 54564 1
sg 36524 0 (autoclean)
sr_mod 18136 0 (autoclean)
ide-scsi 12208 0
scsi_mod 107544 3 [sg sr_mod ide-scsi]
ide-cd 35712 0
cdrom 33728 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
printer 8928 0
keybdev 2976 0 (unused)
mousedev 5556 2
hid 22244 0 (unused)
input 5856 0 [keybdev mousedev hid]
usb-uhci 26412 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 20072 0 (unused)
usbcore 79040 1 [printer hid usb-uhci ehci-hcd]
ext3 70784 2
jbd 51924 2 [ext3]
 
Old 07-14-2003, 01:51 PM   #6
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OK... this is a good start. We know from this that none of the sound drivers are loading. You should have 4 (5?) different modules that load in order for your sound card to work. These normally load automatically (the config that loads these is created upon install) but because your card was not detected, we will have to load them manually.

The best thing I can start you off with is the ALSA web site. They have step by step instructions to load these modules by hand. It is all a matter of editing a couple of config files, and is pretty easy. I would walk you through it step by step, but unfortunately I am at work and I just don't have the spare time. Once I am home if you still need help let me know.

http://www.alsa-project.org/

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