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Old 02-02-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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Question Sound Blaster Live 5.1

I recently built a computer, with the sole intention of a dedicated Linux system. Dual boot did not work well for me.

I have a A7V-133 mainboard, 384 MB of SDRAM. AMD 2000+ processor. The video card is just a PCI type, able to get a resolution of 1024 x 800 out of it. It is fine for Linux.

Right now the main problem is the sound card, SB Live 5.1, I went to the SB website, but they do not have drivers for Linux.

Now, I have feeling that maybe if a connect my 44x CDROM, (generic), to the sound card, that there will be sound. Which I will do tonight.

However, does Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, during installation automatically detect the sound card?
Do I really neeed linux drivers for the SB Live to work?

Anybody else with same problem?

Thanks for relys.

Old 02-02-2007, 05:31 PM   #2
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My experience with Sound Blaster Live under linux is that is automaticaly detected most of the time. I expect Ubuntu to do this without trouble. The Sound Blaster driver (EMU10k1) should be included and automaticaly loaded, so no additional drivers are needed.


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