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Old 01-23-2007, 02:14 PM   #1
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Sound Blaster 24 - Crackling sound Suse 10.2 x64

Ok, here is the deal,

I am a complete linux noob. Noob, as in I just recently decided to install opensuse 10.2 in dual boot with XP, and I really like it so far. I have been reading pretty heavily on commands and the such, but getting a driver to work correctly is pretty far over my head. Here is my problem:

My sound card is a Sound Blaster 24 Bit PCI card. I have been googling this thing for the last 2 days, and have noticed that a lot of people are having trouble getting sound to even work. However, after a bit of work, I have sound working...well, sort of. I am getting a pretty frequent "Crackle" .in the playback of...anything. I was hoping that I would be able to just run in and update a driver and fix the issue (my windows tendencies there!). I now see that it is a tad more difficult

I understand that the ALSA module pretty much runs the show as far as sound goes, but I really have no idea how to upgrade it. I tried to follow the directions listed here:
[edit] apparently, I can't post links yet, hehe...

But, I got and error during the ./config command that had something to do with a directory not existing. Also, when running alsaconf from the root, it shows my card as an AUDIGY SE. I understand they use the same driver, but I almost wonder if a driver upgrade would fix this?

Can someone help me through this? I know it sucks helping people like me, but I have honestly reached the point where I am considering just dumping linux all together (I really don't want to do this, but I am a total Audiophile)

Thanks for your time!

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Anyone have any ideas? I am at the end of my patience with this right now...


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