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Old 01-10-2004, 02:26 PM   #31
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Sound blaster live solution for me


Well after trying to fix my soundblaster live issue under Redhat 9.0 by reading this thread and trying different solutions I finally found out my problem and it wasn't in here so I'd thought I'd share it with you all.

I unplugged my USB webcam and the sound works like a charm.

Hope this helps some of you folks.

Claudio
 
Old 01-10-2004, 02:51 PM   #32
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that's odd....
 
Old 01-14-2004, 09:40 PM   #33
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I have a Dell with a dual boot in RH9 and WinXP. The gui soundconfig doesnt recognize my Soundblaster Live! soundcard and although I have tried the sourceforge tarballs for the emu10k1, I still can't get any sound. What am I doing wrong? Are there any step by step instructions I can follow to get my soundcard to work?
 
Old 01-15-2004, 01:24 PM   #34
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Quote:
Originally posted by FramptonProdigy
I have a Dell with a dual boot in RH9 and WinXP. The gui soundconfig doesnt recognize my Soundblaster Live! soundcard and although I have tried the sourceforge tarballs for the emu10k1, I still can't get any sound. What am I doing wrong? Are there any step by step instructions I can follow to get my soundcard to work?
Yeah. Take the time to read this entire post. On the previous page, the issue with Dell Soundblasters is addressed. Sorry to be snippy, but sheesh!
 
Old 01-26-2004, 04:45 PM   #35
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Okay, I read all the messages in this thread. Per creative, SoundBlaster is a SoundBlaster Live Digital (Dell). I pulled it out of my other Dell PC (XPS-T700r) to put into my XPS-R400 (w/P3700 CPU). If I understand all these posts, I'm either SOL or have to scrounge around Mandrake 9.2 to find drivers that may work. Not a good situation in my mind.


Dell XPS-R400 w/P3/700
256 RAM
12.9 GB HD
STB video (trying to replace with ATI Rage 128 Pro from other Dell)
Mandrake 9.2
KDE 3.1.3
Newbie of two months
 
Old 03-13-2004, 11:59 PM   #36
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Talking SoundBlaster Live!

Well, believe it or not! I disconnected my currently dormant Logitech WebCam from the USB port and sound began to appear, or better put, emanate from my speakers.

Thanks for the tip that worked, now I'll have to figure out what's up with the webcam, I suppose!
 
Old 03-14-2004, 03:06 AM   #37
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im having a slightly different problem. I have a Real Soundblaster Live 5.1 card. I cant get ANY sound to work. i even tryed to do modconfig i think it was on the card and the system froze just like it always does when i try to play sound.

The card works perfectly under WIN XP.

If any one has any idea what to do please tell me
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:36 AM   #38
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Found the problem!

I found out what the problem is with sound on El Cheapo SBLive! cards from Gateway (and possibly Dell too). I have an SBLive! Value that came with my 2 year old Gateway which also came with digital speakers (ask yourself if you are using digital speakers). I was able to configure sound in Gentoo a long time ago, took me a while but finally got it working, and forgot how I did it. But now I'm using Knoppix and trying to get sound to work read everything here, and did indeed find that if everything was turned up there was a slight trickle of sound, this is coming because the sound card is outputing analog sound but my speakers only take digital input. I plugged in some analog headphones to make sure and got perfect sound. Now, if someone knows of an option somewhere that I can put a checkmark in to enable digital output that would solve all of our problems.


P.S. I joined LinuxQuestions.org to get in on this sound discussion because it is the single greatest blockade along with video to me switching to Linux full time on my main box. I just can't do any of my normal activities without music and my computer is my stereo.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:55 AM   #39
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Found another post with the solution here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...digital+output
Unfortunately Knoppix doesn't come with emu-config included... I guess this will be my first request to a Dev for anything. It would be worth it to include it since there seems to be such a large installed base of users with these cards.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:48 PM   #40
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See my big problem is that no matter what I do i cant listen to music at all because the computer freezes the computer up and i have to reboot.

kinda sad whenyou have to restart linux more times than windows....

Like i Say i have a Real SB card Live. EMU10k1

I tryed to modprobe it and the computer froze... dunno what to do. I made sure i had the on board sound disabled...

My sound and USB 's all work under XP but under Redhat the system will freeze if iether is enabled
 
Old 03-23-2004, 03:54 PM   #41
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for whatever it's worth, i am a and i too have the same problem .

gateway machine with SBLive EMU10K1 and Boston speakers.

also "emu: command not found". so no help from the above thread either. I saw that post was march 2003. Has there been any improvements in a year?

added later:
problem solved set to digital sound

http://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...4762#post834762

Last edited by adiyar; 03-23-2004 at 04:20 PM.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 04:25 PM   #42
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Odd how people have all of these problems with the same card that I use.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 02:23 AM   #43
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Mandrake 10.0 and sb live value

I've got a sb live value and it worked like a charm on 9.1, but after upgrading to 10.0 it isn't working. I've got the Boston Acoustics and the Gateway Performance (Pentium III on a 440BX mobo) (AND I'm in Granville, OH!) and I tried almost all I could think of. I most recently did a "diff /etc/modules.conf /backup/etc/modules.conf" and added the old stuff to the new file. Maybe I have to boot for the modules.conf to be re-read (I know there's a command to reinitiallize modules, but I don't know it right off hand). I'm off to reboot, and we'll see what happens.

BTW, my 9.1 modules.conf:
$ cat /mnt/windows/linux/etc/modules.conf

probeall scsi_hostadapter ide-scsi
alias eth0 tulip
# above snd-emu10k1 snd-pcm-oss
# alias sound-slot-0 snd-emu10k1
probeall usb-interface usb-uhci

# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
# module options should go here

# OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-0

# card #1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

above snd-emu10k1 snd-pcm-oss
alias /dev/nvidia* nvidia
alias char-major-195 nvidia

And my new one from 10.0:
$ cat /etc/modules.conf

probeall scsi_hostadapter usb-storage
probeall usb-interface usb-uhci
alias eth0 tulip
above snd-emu10k1 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-slot-0 emu10k1
alias /dev/nvidia* nvidia

And the hybrid/chimera/mutated one:
$ cat /etc/modules.conf

probeall scsi_hostadapter usb-storage
probeall usb-interface usb-uhci
alias eth0 tulip

# start from old 9.1 modules.conf

# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
# module options should go here

# OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-0

# card #1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

# end from old 9.1 modules.conf

# commented out same time I added 9.1 stuff
# above snd-emu10k1 snd-pcm-oss
# above snd-emu10k1 snd-pcm-oss
# alias sound-slot-0 emu10k1

alias /dev/nvidia* nvidia
 
Old 03-27-2004, 06:39 AM   #44
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Did anyone tried to configure multiple sound cards??
 
Old 04-17-2004, 03:27 PM   #45
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Just a thought,

Check /proc/interrupts. I've found my pci devices sharing IRQs. This could be responsible for much grief. I had hard crashing, flaky mouse under nvidia driver on my video card, poor performance from my Ultra ATA 66 Promise card, and trouble with my de21041 ethernet card, and SB Live! Value sound card.

Mandrake 10.0 was great, but no eth0 or sound, maybe for this same IRQ sharing issue.

I kinda knew something like this was to blame. I had Mandrake 9.1 on this box for a long time, and it was really stable. I then did Mdk 10.0, Fedora Core 2 test 2, ASP, MEPIS, Knoppix, Lycoris. Then, back to 9.1, and it was no longer stable. I thought it might have been a stick of ram I added, but I guess not.

Fix was physically moving the card from one slot to another. There are utils to use, and BIOS tweaks, but slot-jumping works, too.

Don't share IRQs if you can help it. If you can't, do the low-throughput stuff. My ide3 (win partition), SB Live! Value, and onboard USB are all on 1 IRQ:

[dan@69-165-1-76 dan]$ cat /proc/interrupts
CPU0
0: 357388 XT-PIC timer
1: 10364 XT-PIC keyboard
2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
8: 1 XT-PIC rtc
9: 41908 XT-PIC ide3, usb-uhci, EMU10K1
10: 3600 XT-PIC eth0
11: 286235 XT-PIC nvidia
12: 86906 XT-PIC PS/2 Mouse
14: 24266 XT-PIC ide0
15: 15319 XT-PIC ide1
NMI: 0
LOC: 357364
ERR: 0
MIS: 0

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