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Old 11-17-2003, 01:37 PM   #16
orbiteleven
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Do you have a Dell???

I have a newer GX260. The "Soundblaster Live!" card in it as actually a phony. Creative makes it, but it has a different chip (emu10kx). Call Dell, tell them you are returning the card, and want a refund. Go get retail SB Live!

Good luck.
 
Old 11-22-2003, 09:28 AM   #17
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SB Live and Mandrake 9.1

I had similiar problems to above with my genuine SB Live under Mandrake 9.1 -the rest of the thing worked OK but no audio CD sound and no DVD playback -both cleared up when I upgraded to 9.2 -actually it was a clean install of 9.2. The only slight niggle is that I can't yet get all 4 speakers to work anyone any ideas on how to do this?
 
Old 11-22-2003, 02:00 PM   #18
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jscerb, what sound sources are you trying to play? CD? OGG/MP3/Wav?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 10:58 PM   #19
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Hey, I had the sme problem sblive and mandy 9.2

open a console su to root
run alsamixer
find the "PCM" field to the left, hit "m" to unmute it and crank it up to whatever volume you want, worked great.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 05:07 AM   #20
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Well

I have the same problem too



My sound card is a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1

It worked fine in Mandrake 9.1 but i can't get any sound in my Mandrake 9.2

If i run the sndconfig, it recognizes the card and at the end tells me that it is "still not suported"

It have no sense since i was using the same card in the same computer and it was working very nice

I'm starting to be desperate about this situation



I want my sounds, my games with sound... man i work with video and is too hard to do if you can't heard what happens, so each time i have to work, i have to move my sound card to my old computer with windows and do the job...

well... bye

I hope some one find a good solution
 
Old 12-13-2003, 02:09 PM   #21
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After my first installation of Mandrake 9.1 the SBLive! didn't work.
After the second it did...
 
Old 12-13-2003, 02:26 PM   #22
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Check with OSS

Hi,
Since you mentioned that your machine is a Dell machine and a new one at that, it is likely that the SB Live! card is not the original card but one with a different chipset. You probably know about the "Dell" soundblaster card that is shipped along with the latest Dell machines (in particular, dimension desktops). This one does not use the emu10k1 chipset. In fact, the chipset it uses is emu10k1x. The latter chipset is not supported under ALSA. Somebody on the official alsa mailing list confirmed this for me. Try using the OSS drivers for your card. If it works and you see that the module it is using is emu10k1x (by 'lsmod' output), then you are in the same boat as I am! No sound using alsa. Be cautious when people reply saying that their SB LIve! is working perfectly with alsa. They are talking about the original SB Live! card, which is definitely supported (as the soundcard matrix on the alsa webpage clearly shows). The fact that your machine is a new Dell machine induces the possibility that the card is not THE SB Live! card.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Sanjiv
 
Old 01-03-2004, 11:10 AM   #23
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I am having the same problem with Mandrake 9.2 (fivestar) . I am a noob with Linux however this is a really odd problem. I can not seem to get Mandrake to even detect my Sound Blaster Live card ...

I am running vmware 3.2.x and it is sending properly to Mandrake. I am also running Red Hat 7.2 and it plays the sound properly so I don't believe that it is my vmware.

Any comments would be great!

Thank you.


www.ctrlaltdel-online.com
 
Old 01-03-2004, 12:45 PM   #24
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make sure your mixer didn't mute the channels.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 01:59 AM   #25
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I was having the same problem. I've been trying out different builds with the Live! versions (they run from the CD without an install) just to see what worked with my hardware. I changed the driver to the emu10k1 after I saw the Knoppix 3.3 CD install that driver for my SoundBlaster Live! card. Before, I would only get sound out of Knoppix and I had no sound from MandrakeMove or Suse 9.0 Live! I have sound on Mandrake now. Suse should work also.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 02:25 AM   #26
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I just tried out Suse 9.0 Live! I found in the KAMix 0.0.7 under the Ext. Source Playback TAB that the auxiliary was muted. I'm running my audio CD on my CDRW. After unmuting that and pushing it to the top, it works fine.

P4 1.6G
MSI 645 Ultra Motherboard
SiS 645 Chipset
Nvidia Ti200 1600x1200 @85Hz 16bit color
Sony CPD-4401 Monitor
756MB RAM
Sony CD
Sony CDRW
Sound Blaster Live! Value
1GB Jaz Drive (SCSI)
Jaz Jet SCSI Controller (Advansys)
20GB IBM HD
60GB IBM HD
 
Old 01-08-2004, 09:48 AM   #27
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Hi,
Since you mentioned that your machine is a Dell machine and a new one at that, it is likely that the SB Live! card is not the original card but one with a different chipset. You probably know about the "Dell" soundblaster card that is shipped along with the latest Dell machines (in particular, dimension desktops). This one does not use the emu10k1 chipset. In fact, the chipset it uses is emu10k1x. The latter chipset is not supported under ALSA. Somebody on the official alsa mailing list confirmed this for me. Try using the OSS drivers for your card. If it works and you see that the module it is using is emu10k1x (by 'lsmod' output), then you are in the same boat as I am! No sound using alsa. Be cautious when people reply saying that their SB LIve! is working perfectly with alsa. They are talking about the original SB Live! card, which is definitely supported (as the soundcard matrix on the alsa webpage clearly shows). The fact that your machine is a new Dell machine induces the possibility that the card is not THE SB Live! card.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Sanjiv
Thanks for pointing that out. So basically us unlucky people who own a dell with a custom built soundcard are screwed, unless we purchase a brandnew soundcard or somebody comes out with a open source driver to run offically under the kernal (Witch they had over a year to do that) and not some third party tool like oss running our sound. Its rediculous to even pay for it.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 11:17 AM   #28
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Originally posted by Ultimaterra2005
So basically us unlucky people who own a dell with a custom built soundcard are screwed, unless we purchase a brandnew soundcard or somebody comes out with a open source driver to run offically under the kernal (Witch they had over a year to do that) and not some third party tool like oss running our sound. Its rediculous to even pay for it.
Nope. I called (and called and called) Dell and finally agreed to get them to refund me the cost of the fake SB Live! card. I had to send it in on my own $$$, but that's because it was past the first 30 days. Crummy, but at least I got refunded.

With that money (and some from my wallet, the fake SBLive! is cheap), I bought a real SB Live. It works wonders.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 11:56 AM   #29
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Hi,
Those of you who are stuck with the Dell soundblaster, can try and use the onboard sound. Every Dell machine has onboard sound (the connectors of which have been hidden with a black coloured patch sort of thing). Somebody else pointed out (I think it is in this same thread!!!) that you can pry open that patch with a knife and use onboard sound. That is what I am doing now. I have removed my Soundblaster card and my onboard sound card uses the intel8x0 chipset, which is supported under ALSA. The quality of sound is excellent, as good as my soundblaster card was on Windows. So, unless you are particular on using a Soundblaster card (for which you will have to pay $$, if your machine is past the 30 day limit), you can try this option.

Regards,

Sanjiv
 
Old 01-08-2004, 12:27 PM   #30
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I have a Gateway 1GHz Athlon with SBLive. XP yes works fine with it. RH 7.3, 8 and 9 always had a problem though sndconfig did produce Linus' voice. I have a Hauppauge TV card which I can't get to produce sound (Linux). With Red Hat thumbing it's nose to anyone other than corporations wanting to pay thousands of dollars for support and "Enterprise" servers I switched to SuSE 9.0 pro. SuSE works great with the SBLive card but it fails to produce sound with the Hauppauge TV card. I've wasted too much time trying to get it to work. I also have a Dell Dimensions 866 with SBLive. It has the same problems.
 
  


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