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Old 09-12-2008, 08:34 AM   #16
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It looks like you have the sound modules loaded. This is good.

Open a konsole, and type 'alsamixer' This will run the mixer, make sure the volume is turned up, and nothing is muted.

Posting several times asking for help, is plain rude. Remember this is voluntary, I check at least once a day, some people may be longer. You have already asked for help, no need to repeat it.
Old 09-12-2008, 09:51 AM   #17
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ALSA support

Where could you get more sound support help? I guess the ALSA site ( But according to your lspci output, you have a Creative Labs SB Audigy LS, which if you read the sites camorri showed you, can see it's not 100% supported (actually, it also happens that I had that card as well so I KNOW it won't work, or at least didn't work then maybe it got updated).
Well, let's just hope it's a different card, or just be optimistic about it. Try
sudo alsaconf
then run the alsamixer again, and see if it works or not. If it really is the SB Audigy LS, then if you set the volume really low (about 1%?) and volume of the speakers very low as well, you might actually be able to have some sound (if not you'll have only noise, or nothing if you have the "digital" switch on in alsamixer).
If you have other card, like Sound Blaster Live 24bit, just pick the right chipset, in this case sb0410 (list here: and run
sudo dpkg-reconfigure alsa-source
(I assume you have the alsa-source package installed), and deselect everything but that chipset (just press space next to sb0410). That sound card seems to work well, so you might just run sudo alsaconf again, set the volume with alsamixer and run check for the sound.

If it is a SB Audigy LS, I think you might want to buy another sound card.
Old 09-13-2008, 02:42 AM   #18
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sorry for the repeat of asking of help, i didn't mean it, i appreciate all your help = )

i selected ca0106 Creative Labs SB Audigy LS

heres the screenshot

2nd one theres visualization but no sound weird

what should i put for the digital source and analog source at the sound open volume control on my panel,
i checked my switch tab only have IEC958 checkbox its not ticked.

everything its 100 volume. but no sound weird, vista and xp no problem.

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Old 09-13-2008, 04:08 AM   #19
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yeah... as I told you, if your card is in fact the ca0106, put the volume to 1%(yes, one percent), not 100% (if you care why just read about it on the Alsa's site). With this sound card 100% will definitely NOT work.
And I saw the screenshot... and you seem to be running linux over winxp. I don't know what to expect in that environment. Well, as I told you the last time I checked, that sound card was not supported to Linux entirely. You can't expect the same performance it has on winxp.
And, of course it works perfectly on winxp, you do know that companies try to make money of it right? If it doesn't work on winxp probably nobody would buy those sound cards, so they make some drivers especially for windows. Everyone gets "windows addicted", microsoft gets rich, so do all the companies that give drivers for windows... Some companies do provide drivers for Linux (the "free software community"), but this is mostly not the case.
If you will stay with winxp over Linux, then just buy some cheap USB sound card, it won't have such a great sound quality, but it will work.
Or you might just buy another card supported by ALSA.

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Old 09-13-2008, 06:58 AM   #20
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oh sorry haha i think my desktop was too vista like, it was actually a theme, but its pure ubuntu linux.

hmm thx for that info i will try on 1 % if not then nvm but seriously thx for those info at least i don't have to debug for days.


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