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Old 02-28-2004, 04:40 PM   #1
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Question Red Hat 9 and soundblaster live!


Anyone have any idea how to get Red Hat 9 to recognize that you have a sound card? The SoundBlaster Live! is not even detected.

Can I find Linux drivers for it, or is there a setup issue?

TIA
 
Old 02-28-2004, 08:54 PM   #2
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When I try to bring up volume, I get this error:

Volume control is unable to run correctly.
Press the details button for more details on the reasons for failure.
Press Quit to quit Volume control

When I hit details, I get:

Volume control is unable to run correctly.

Unable to open audio device '/dev/mixer'.
Please check that you have permissions to open '/dev/mixer'
and that you have sound support in your kernel.

Press Quit to exit Volume control

Has anyone run into this? How was it resolved?
 
Old 02-28-2004, 09:42 PM   #3
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i think it is a setup issue. i am running red hat 9 and i also have a soundblaster live sound card. it runs fine. did you get a sound test during setup?
 
Old 02-29-2004, 12:17 AM   #4
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No, I didn't get a sound test at all. Everything else seems to work just fine.

It works just fine with XP. I'm dual booting XP/Red Hat 9
 
Old 03-03-2004, 12:09 AM   #5
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Maybe a little help.....

Is this a Soundblaster Live (Original), or 5.1? I saw somewhere that the 5.1 is not always detected with certain boards. Wish I could remember the arcticle. But what I remember is that make sure the boards BIOS is set to Plug and play operating system = yes, and that you have all IRQ, etc for PCI set to auto. (Not that board is trying to manually set IRQ's). Other than that, I am also running redhat 9, Soundblaster Live (Not Live value) and it's working fine. Though I get the same error you speak of inside gnome, KDE. For some reason it says it doesnt detect it, but it works fine and Linux see's it and is using it. Dunno wht that is. But works great with my MP3's thru XMMS and now that I got Mplayer running perfectly, NO LONGER need Windoze lol

Sorry If i'm not being a big help, just came across this post because I'm looking for better control of my LIVE cards rear channels. I have a 6 speaker surround system and I can't find a way to turn up the rear speakers :/
 
  


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