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Old 08-14-2003, 11:56 AM   #1
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SoundBlaster Extigy

Anyone know if the extigy is supported under RH 8?
Kernel 2.4.18-26.7.x i686 it currently werks with the standard emuk sblive driver but VERY didgy and no options. I did download the source for a claimed self made driver but it killed my system so im thinking if there any rpm's round that would be betta. nb i couldnt seem to find any but then again im not too sure where to look.

Old 08-14-2003, 02:35 PM   #2
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you may want to search for the driver. sometimes you can do a locate.

if you have not created your locate database type:
(# before line means command line)
#slocate -u

after it finishes and it may take a bit, search for a driver.

#locate sb

it will bring up a list. look for the path that is appropriate for your kernel number and there will be like sb.o, etc. in the list of responses.

see if there is one that says like sb_extigy or something like that.

then if you find one that may be it try

#modprobe sb_extigy

or whatever the response is that looks like it may be it. the output will let you know if the device is not present, is currently in use, etc. or if other modules are not present that are required.

if it says device or resource in use, or something similar, then you can type

#lsmod and see what modules are loaded. you may have to remove the sound modules that are loading to try the new one.

#rmmod modulename

another command to try to check for any modules that are not loaded is

#modprobe \*

this will run through all modules for the loaded kernel and may load the correct modules or give some feedback.

hope this helps or at least gives you some information for later problems.

good luck.
Old 08-14-2003, 04:25 PM   #3
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nope no good doesnt exist... where could those drivers be, im sure they're round somewhere
Old 08-14-2003, 05:25 PM   #4
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There is a mention of a driver on which points to (which is not responding at the moment). Is that what bombed your RH8?

If you can enable/install ALSA ( there is apparenty an Extigy driver for that (listed on the ALSA soundcard matrix and documented in some detail).

Later: Note that ALSA RPM's for Red Hat are available at

(I don't use RH, so that's all I know about them).

Last edited by maroonbaboon; 08-15-2003 at 03:24 AM.
Old 08-28-2003, 06:54 PM   #5
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i suggest the cochran driver pointed to above i use it and its great i also use the alsa option in the 2.6 kernels which works well but no remote support or if you wanted to be lazy you could use the usb audio feature in the 2.4 series (or 2.6) but this only supports 2 channels
Old 08-29-2003, 05:01 AM   #6
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I'm considering a new soundcard at the moment to replace my SBLive. One thing I want is full 5.1 compatability. Do the Extigy drivers provide this? Any comments on their performance?

Thanks ... Pete
Old 08-29-2003, 12:41 PM   #7
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yes, the cochran drivers provide 5.1 support and limited remote support however if you are not using a laptop or are not without access to a pci slot i would suggest a audigy or audigy 2 support for those is better/easier to use and the remote is (i believe) a bit better supported, i personally use mine for my laptop and also for use with my cd player so i can change the volume from across the room
Old 11-13-2003, 09:43 AM   #8
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is this a real alsa-driver or just pure oss. cuz I really want alsasupport in my drivers since the programs I use are designed for it.

btw. my first post. jihaw


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