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Old 02-25-2005, 08:24 PM   #1
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Sound Blaster Live


Hey I know there are 34712897364732 posts on this but none of them have helped me....I am new to linux and I use Fc3...I have a sound blaster live card (value) and it works on windows xp but not in linux.....I have truend all my volume up in alsa mixer and in the regular volume control...the little icon in the upper right portiuon of the screen for sound always goes back down to 0 even when the controls are maxxed....... Please help and use laemon terms because I am new at this
 
Old 02-25-2005, 10:18 PM   #2
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is that a dell computer ?
 
Old 02-26-2005, 07:33 AM   #3
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What does /sbin/lspci report? I have a SBLive 5.1 and my /sbin/lspci looks like this:

[root@StefanLinux root]# /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 7833
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 7838
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4367 (rev 01)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4368 (rev 01)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4365 (rev 01)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4363 (rev 03)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4369 (rev 01)
00:14.2 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 436e (rev 01)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 436c (rev 01)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4362 (rev 01)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0332 (rev a1)
02:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
02:05.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
02:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
[root@StefanLinux root]#

Notice the "02:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)" line? This way I know that at least the kernel is detecting that my card is present. Can you check that your kernel detects your card? (My SBLive works fine in Rh9).

That is the starting point for getting it working - if the kernel "knows" your card is there, you can start trying to compile ALSA for it (or esound or whatever). Otherwise, if there is no line like this in your lspci, the kernel is not detecting your card at all and something else may be wrong.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 08:55 AM   #4
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It is a custom built computer by me...(not dell)
 
Old 02-26-2005, 09:02 AM   #5
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[root@localhost ~]# /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI #3 (rev 02)00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800 Pro]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800 Pro] (Secondary)
02:02.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
02:02.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
02:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
 
Old 02-26-2005, 09:10 AM   #6
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By the way I tried installing Oopen Sound ( Id prefer to not use this becasue I dont want to spend the money to buy it) and that heasnt worked yet...I am in the process oif trying to get it to work...Now i cant use alsamixer command or the regular volume control...volume control says that it is missing mixers/elements and alsamixer says that alsa uses alsa emulation instead of the native oss
 
Old 02-27-2005, 08:18 AM   #7
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The soundcard came form a gateway computer so the digital out on it is not supported by oss.......please post any solutions
 
Old 02-28-2005, 12:14 AM   #8
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this should be an easy one and your card looks like a normal one not a dell winblaster

definitely use alsa and not oss
once you get alsa setup again show us
lsmod
and
amixer
output

alsa is a hard to get used to cause of all the mixer settings but we can show you how to make it work
 
Old 02-28-2005, 12:57 PM   #9
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Now that I found out the a sound blaster live card used in a gateway pc is not supported on OSS (well it is but not digital out which is what i need)

I completely reinstalled FC3 tog et rid of oss without any probs...could you please show me how to get into the logs and all that you want (I dont know the commands)
 
Old 02-28-2005, 01:21 PM   #10
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Sorry man, as regards the lspci thing, I know this is to test if the kernel "sees" the soundcard, and if does not, there's apparently certain stuff you can do. If it does, it should work! I've got no idea WHY it won't work on your system - Rh9 (which is pre-fedora, so ANCIENT) detects and works perfectly with it right out of the box. The only thing is to try ALSA, and if that still does not work, try putting the card in another PC and seeing if the card maybe isn't bad itself...
 
Old 02-28-2005, 01:27 PM   #11
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I already did the lspci thing and it detects it...this is a dual boot wqindows xp machine adn the card has always wroked fine...I think the problem is figuring out how to turn on digital output only because my speakers are digital
 
Old 03-02-2005, 02:11 AM   #12
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Do you have an onboard sound card? Might be defaulting to that, mine did that and I went nuts for a while remembering I had onboard, can disable it in the bios, or stop its module from loading I believe. This probably isn't the case though
 
Old 03-02-2005, 02:36 PM   #13
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I have an onboard ac97 but i muted t in alsa mixer...is there anyway to get an ac 97 onboard sound to do digital out
 
  


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