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Old 09-05-2004, 12:38 PM   #1
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System Hangs whenever I try to access my soundcard

I have a Creative Soundblaster Live and am runnning Fedora Core 2. When I first installed the soundcard and tried to start KDE or Gnome, it would always hang at the "initalizing periferals" screen. I searched this problem on linuxquestions for an hour and found no solution, so I tried Knoppix and it also froze at the autoconfiguation of hardware. After this, I was throughly frustrated so I reinstalled Fedora, and everything went smoothly until the first-time boot configureation screen with the sound card test. I pressed the "play test sound" button, and my cursor stoped moving, the sound didn't play and my system locked up just like when it was trying to get into KDE.

So then I knew that this is a soundcard problem, but I don't know what could be wrong with the card. I bought it in China, but I think all PCI slots have the same voltages, amount of pins, etc whether they are in America or China.

I'm pretty sure it's all the way in, but I could try pushing it in a little further.

Am I stuck? Is my card defective? Any suggestions?
Old 09-05-2004, 01:11 PM   #2
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does it work with windoze??
Old 09-05-2004, 01:16 PM   #3
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I don't have windows installed. I do have a disc though, I could install it briefly maybe to see if it works.
Old 09-05-2004, 04:15 PM   #4
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What exact model number is it? Also, where did you buy this - from a reputable store, or from some guy on the sidewalk with a bunch of PC equipment spread out on a table? This is just speculation but if it's the latter it's entirely possible that what you bought is counterfeit or just simply junk. -- J.W.
Old 09-05-2004, 05:10 PM   #5
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I got it at one of the stores in the Zhong Guan Song district of Beijing, which is the largest computer market in all of China So I'm pretty sure it's not a counterfeit. The model number is SB0220.

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