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Old 06-15-2005, 05:29 PM   #1
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SB Live - Digital Out Not Working


lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (different version?) (rev c1)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 1 (rev c1)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 4 (rev c1)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 3 (rev c1)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 2 (rev c1)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 5 (rev c1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 ISA Bridge (rev a4)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce2 SMBus (MCP) (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AC97 Audio Controler (MCP) (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 External PCI Bridge (rev a3)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IDE (rev a2)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (rev c1)
01:06.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 (rev 11)
01:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
01:08.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV28 [GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE] (rev a1)

#/sbin/modprobe -l | grep sound

/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/snd-hwdep.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/snd-page-alloc.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/snd-hpet.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/oss/snd-mixer-oss.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/oss/snd-pcm-oss.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/seq/snd-seq-midi-event.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/seq/snd-seq-midi-emul.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/seq/snd-seq.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/seq/snd-seq-virmidi.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/seq/snd-seq-device.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/seq/oss/snd-seq-oss.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/seq/snd-seq-midi.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rawmidi.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/snd.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/snd-pcm.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rtctimer.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/acore/snd-timer.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/pci/ac97/snd-ac97-codec.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/pci/emu10k1/snd-emu10k1.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/pci/emu10k1/snd-emu10k1-synth.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/synth/snd-util-mem.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/synth/emux/snd-emux-synth.ko

Using Fedora Core 4 (Gnome) - 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4

I am guessing that my onboard sound is complicating things here, the reason I'm not using it is because i need the digial out for my 5.1 speakers.

So far, I've tried looking through the settings in Volume Control (sb live is selected and I enabled the digital out under Switches), alsamixer and tried using the Sound Card Detector (test sounds didn't work during install or now). I also just finished recompiling alsa from the directions on their website, but still no results.

Thanks in Advance.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 11:54 AM   #2
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I had the same problem. Open a terminal window, type alsamixer.

Find the "IEC958 Optical Raw" item and make sure it is turned off by pressing 'm'.
Now go to the very right of the screen, "SB Live Analog/Digital Output Jack" and make sure it is on.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 12:58 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll give that a try.

[edit]Yeah, that worked like a charm. That's a pretty esoteric problem if i've ever seen one.

Last edited by Dana; 06-16-2005 at 02:11 PM.
 
  


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