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Old 08-18-2003, 02:02 AM   #1
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soundblaster creative sound audigy 2 platinum


ok well

I bought this card (audigy2 platinum)spent 170 bucks now I have a dual boot system windoz98/redhat7.3

I need to know how to get this card working with linux IF I can get this card to work I will prolly ditch windoz forever

the card was the only reason I went back to windoz in the first place

if you know where I can get a driver in rpm form that would be great I REALLY REALLY dont want to have to configure my kernel manually...

and if I do HAVE to tell me how and if the file you are going to give me is a source code you also will have to tell me the steps on how to use it because I have never gotten those files to work
 
Old 08-18-2003, 02:53 AM   #2
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The diver is emu10k1. You might already have it.
go to a console and type
modprobe emu10k1

Tell me what happens, if its their it should just work. If it does I can tell you how to make it permamnent, if not then its going to get heavy.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 02:59 AM   #3
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The emu10k1(chipset) driver covers Audigy 2. I have an Audigy 1 and I just installed Mandrake 9.1 (support came built in) but I had gone through many distros b4 that and had to compile the driver. Creative does not support these drivers, but you can you can follow the links below, get the source for it, and compile it.

http://opensource.creative.com/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/emu10k1
http://www.linuxlogin.com/linux/emu10k1.php

And when in doubt check Linux Google:
http://www.google.ca/linux/

Take care and good luck.

Alex
 
Old 08-18-2003, 04:52 PM   #4
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nothin...says command not found
 
Old 08-18-2003, 06:56 PM   #5
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You did do it as root?
 
Old 08-18-2003, 08:07 PM   #6
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try :

# /sbin/modprobe emu10k1

also, if you wanna take the longer, slightly harder path, i say use ALSA. In the end you'll get a MUCH better sound, and many many many more options and usability out of your card
 
Old 08-18-2003, 09:47 PM   #7
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I also recommend alsa, go to alsa.sourceforge.net and d-load all the packages, then inside them type "./configure && make && make install" then in the alsa-driver-* type ./snddevices then do a chmod 777 /dev/dsp* /dev/snd* /dev/mix*
that should do it.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 06:11 PM   #8
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how do I get in them? I forgot... I need specific instructions inside then inside the alsa driver dont mean anything to me...

also the file is .tar.bz2 how do I uncompress this thing...

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Old 08-19-2003, 06:33 PM   #9
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or I got it but it says my kernel source does not exist where is it?

I thought it should be here but maybe im wrong???
 
Old 08-19-2003, 07:29 PM   #10
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ok, go to www.kernel.org, d-load the kernel source for your kenel, or the newest source and compile it, eather way then extract the source in /usr/src, link the directory (linux-x.x.x) to linux like this: ln -s /usr/src/linux-x.x.x /usr/src/linux

then go into /usr/src/linux and type make menuconfig, use defaults and close saving changes (even if you made none) then type make dep && make clean. then your sources should be found... or depending on distro you can install a source package (easyer)

then d-load all 5 or 6 sources from alsa.sourceforge.net, make a directory like /usr/src/driver
extract all the alsa bz2 files into that directory.
inside each sub-directory that is made (alsa-driver, alsa-lib, alsa-oss, alsa-utils(tools?)) in that order enter the directories and type: ./configure && make && make install && ldconfig. alsa in the alsa-driver-xxx directory type ./snddevices (unless you use devfs)
that should do it...
sorry if that is hard to understand, let me know if you need a hand stepping through it.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:03 PM   #11
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yes I do because I only understand a very little bit of that...contact me on aol instant messanger or aim ok!
 
  


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