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Old 08-12-2004, 02:39 PM   #1
hadoque
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new soundcard not found by ALSA


I'm having some trouble getting ALSA to work with my new Soundblaster PCI 128. I only get working sound when using OSS in kde, andits kin of crappy (distorted).
During boot and when I run alsaconf, i get this message:
Code:
Loading driver...
Starting sound driver:  ens1371 sb16FATAL: Error inserting snd_sb16 (/lib/modules/2.6.5-7.104-default/kernel/sound/isa/sb/snd-sb16.ko): No such device
                                                                                                                                                   failed
here are the outputs requested in the before you post:
Dist: Suse 9.1

Code:
ellen:/dev # /sbin/lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:04.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
0000:00:04.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
0000:00:04.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
0000:00:04.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
0000:00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq 5880 AudioPCI (rev 02)
0000:00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage IIC AGP (rev 7a)

ellen:/dev # uname -r
2.6.5-7.104-default
It's obvious that ALSA is looking for the old, ISA, card. How do i make ALSA look for the new card?
 
Old 08-13-2004, 02:37 AM   #2
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OSS should work fine. Try setting the priority to real-time priority in Sound Server (in KDE). There should be no distortions when real-time priority is enabled.

Last edited by vharishankar; 08-13-2004 at 02:39 AM.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 08:46 AM   #3
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OK, I have set it to realtime priority, but it makes no difference.
I'm having another thought here. The problem occurs when playing mp3's, and since the mplayer documentation says you should start to look at your drivers when the sound is bad. Anyway, I just realised that all movies and music I've had problems with are played with the same mp3 codec (afm:mp3lib), perhaps there are alternative codecs to try? I installed the win 32 codecs with mplayer, but I don't know how to change which codec to use....
 
  


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