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Old 09-09-2003, 12:10 AM   #1
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sound blaster live


hey i'm running red hat 9 and i have a sound blaster live 5.1 digital. the emu10k1 driver is installed and i can see my sound card in the hardware browser but when i run the soundcard detection thing it asks for my root password and then does nothing when i enter it. i xmms gives me this error:

** WARNING **: oss_open(): Failed to open audio device (/dev/dsp): No such device

when i have a playlist loaded it scrolls through the songs endlessly as if none of the files exist...

while i'm at it, i can't get my onboard LAN card to be detected. it's on a MSI k7n420 pro motherboard... it just doesn't show in the network card detection, although both cards work in windows. thanks mucho.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 01:54 AM   #2
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probably a resource conflict. can u try using one device while the other is disabled?

also, make sure u are using the updated kernels.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 04:47 AM   #3
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Did you disable PnP OS in the BIOS? Do you have a BIOS option to disable APIC? If not, pass 'noapic' as a kernel parameter on boot. Try these suggestions in the order I've given.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 02:16 PM   #4
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born4linux - how do i disable the card?

geoff_f - should i disable or enable APIC?
 
Old 09-09-2003, 02:17 PM   #5
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and where do i update the kernels? the updater keeps crashing on me......
 
Old 09-09-2003, 04:56 PM   #6
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I would disable APIC. All of the times I have seen reference to IRQ problems and APIC, they have been fixed by disabling APIC, not enabling. Most kernel configurations have APIC enabled by default. You either re-compile the kernel, or pass 'noapic' as a kernel boot parameter.

On kernels, my card is a SB Live 5.1 DE, uses the emu10k1 module, and worked out of the box with Mandrake 9.1, which came with kernel 2.4.21-0.13mdk. I think RH 9 uses 2.4.20, so maybe a kernel upgrade will fix it. It would probably work better to upgrade your kernel manually; I had to do that with mine. See here for an excellent HOWTO:

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO/index.html
 
Old 09-09-2003, 06:40 PM   #7
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allright got the sound working - what i needed was to modprobe it, and i had to edit /etc/rc.local to get it to do it when i reboot (hopefully - i'm about to do it right now) thanks for the help guys

any ideas on the nvidia card?
 
Old 09-09-2003, 08:41 PM   #8
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allright got the sound working - what i needed was to modprobe it
hey - that bit me... :P overlooked.
 
  


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