LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-20-2004, 11:02 PM   #1
Shr00mBoXx
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 63

Rep: Reputation: 15
SBLive working but only for 2.1


I have a SBLive 5.1 with surround sound speakers but it seems that only the front 2 speakers work... and the center unit... I have turned the volume up on everything... I do know that there is somethign wrong with my alsa drivers so everything is muted on boot... Kernel if you care is 2.4.26

bash-2.05b$ /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0648 (rev
03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS 530 Virtual PCI-to-PCI
bridge (AGP)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0963 (rev 2
5)
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7001 USB Controller
(rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7001 USB Controller
(rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7002 USB 2.0
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Ethe
rnet (rev 91)
00:08.0 Modem: PCTel Inc HSP MicroModem 56 (rev 02)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139
C+ (rev 10)
00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 0a)
00:0a.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 0a)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5961 (re
v 01)
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5941 (rev 01)
 
Old 06-21-2004, 08:44 AM   #2
adz
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Debian, FreeBSD
Posts: 1,713

Rep: Reputation: 53
Your ALSA volume levels are muted because that is the default. If you want to have them saved you have to run alsactl store during shutdown and an alsactl restore during boot up.

For you 2.1 problem, have you tried messing with the 3D settings in alsamixer?
 
Old 06-21-2004, 09:40 AM   #3
Shr00mBoXx
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 63

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Yes... I turned on 3D and the treble rised for the front speakers but still the rear speakers were off
 
Old 06-21-2004, 08:33 PM   #4
adz
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Debian, FreeBSD
Posts: 1,713

Rep: Reputation: 53
There are three 3D controls: One switch, and two sliders. Did you mute/unmute the switch and test the whole range of both sliders? I've read somewhere that there's a control called "Wave Sur" in alsamixer which may be what you need.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 09:10 PM   #5
Shr00mBoXx
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 63

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I turned everything up and still nothing from them
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:07 PM   #6
adz
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Debian, FreeBSD
Posts: 1,713

Rep: Reputation: 53
How did you install ALSA?
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:31 PM   #7
Shr00mBoXx
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 63

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
swaret
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:48 PM   #8
adz
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Debian, FreeBSD
Posts: 1,713

Rep: Reputation: 53
What are the contents of your /etc/modules.conf (or modprobe.conf for 2.6 kernels) and your /etc/asound.conf (and/or ~/.asoundrc)?
 
Old 06-24-2004, 12:09 AM   #9
Shr00mBoXx
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 63

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
modules.conf = nothing
modprobe.conf = nothing

No file named asound.conf and .asoundrc
 
Old 06-24-2004, 03:32 AM   #10
Axion
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Albany, NY
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, Gentoo 2004.1
Posts: 153

Rep: Reputation: 30
are you using analog out? if so you should MUTE (yes, mute) the SBlive (digital output) control, which usually is not by default. I have searched everywhere trying to get my rear channels to work until i figured it out on my own months later...worth a try

Last edited by Axion; 06-24-2004 at 02:07 PM.
 
Old 06-24-2004, 09:05 AM   #11
adz
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Debian, FreeBSD
Posts: 1,713

Rep: Reputation: 53
You mean you have nothing in the modules/modprobe.conf files? Well It's a good idea to have something in there. The ALSA page for your card has some recommendations you may want to look at - for both your modules.conf and you asound.conf. They may not help with you surround sound problem but they can't hurt.

Last edited by adz; 06-24-2004 at 09:08 AM.
 
Old 06-24-2004, 10:20 PM   #12
Shr00mBoXx
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 63

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I read the site... and I understood what each of those were saying... but my question is... is there anyone out there that might beable to help me with this.. or a file I can run that will configure it all based on what I have.. thank you in advanced...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SBLIVE! 24Bit working!! Jesterace Slackware 8 03-16-2005 07:11 PM
SUSE 9.2 mixer not working for SBLIVE MarisO Linux - Hardware 2 02-03-2005 03:55 AM
SBLive Value! (only front speakers working) n3tw0rk Slackware 6 12-12-2003 04:50 PM
Get SBLive Value working? distantlyyours Slackware 3 10-28-2003 12:28 AM
Does anybody have SBLive! 5.1 working on a Dell? CodeWarrior Slackware 11 09-12-2003 12:02 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration