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Old 09-20-2005, 08:04 PM   #1
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Cant figure out how to get usb sound working...

So I got Mandrake 10.1 running on my crap box and im trying to figure out how to get my sound working. My old shitty integrated sound on my motherboard crapped out a while back and I bought a soundblaster audigy mp3+ usb card which was working fine with windows.

Now ive been reading around various linux beginner sites and from what I gathered I have to compile my own kernel and enable snd_usb_audio drivers and update the soundblaster drivers. This is sort of out of the question for me since im just starting out with linux and I have no clue how to compile my own kernel. Ive heard from a few different people that its quite simple but from searching around and reading over the HOWTO: Kernel-Build, there is no way I can do that with alot of experience in using linux in general. I didnt think just getting sound would be such a fucking hassle and am already about to give up.

Just wondering if there is a simpler way to update drivers for the usb card. As of now ive disabled the integrated sound in the BIOS and linux is detecting the card as an "unknown hardware device". This is what shows in the hardware display:

Description: ‎

Media class: ‎Audio|Control Device

Bus: ‎USB

Bus PCI #: ‎2

PCI device #: ‎2

Vendor ID: ‎1054

Device ID: ‎12304

Module: ‎snd-usb-audio

lsmod gives me this:

Module Size Used by
lp 9548 0
parport_pc 30976 0
parport 33896 2 lp,parport_pc
sg 33788 0
usblp 10592 0
sd_mod 19232 0
usb-storage 65504 0
scsi_mod 104044 3 sg,sd_mod,usb-storage
nls_iso8859-1 3680 1
isofs 31352 1
md5 3584 1
ipv6 230916 10
rfcomm 32348 0
l2cap 19876 5 rfcomm
bluetooth 39076 4 rfcomm,l2cap
af_packet 16072 2
3c59x 35240 0
ide-cd 37280 1
cdrom 37724 1 ide-cd
ohci1394 30788 0
ieee1394 292056 1 ohci1394
loop 12520 0
snd-usb-audio 61312 0
snd-pcm 81800 1 snd-usb-audio
snd-timer 20356 1 snd-pcm
snd-page-alloc 7400 1 snd-pcm
snd-usb-lib 11136 1 snd-usb-audio
snd-rawmidi 19300 1 snd-usb-lib
snd-seq-device 6344 1 snd-rawmidi
snd 45988 5 snd-usb-audio,snd-pcm,snd-timer,snd-rawmidi,snd-seq-device
soundcore 7008 1 snd
intel-agp 19584 1
agpgart 27752 1 intel-agp
usbkbd 5792 0
usbmouse 4256 0
joydev 8032 0
evdev 7648 0
tsdev 5824 0
ext3 120680 2
jbd 49080 1 ext3
usbhid 40672 0
uhci-hcd 28496 0
usbcore 102596 10 usblp,usb-storage,snd-usb-audio,snd-usb-lib,usbkbd,usbmouse,usbhid,uhci-hcd

Any help will be greatly appreciated. I really want to learn how to use and understand linux and I dont want a minor thing like getting my usb soundcard working to hold me back.
Old 09-22-2005, 09:17 PM   #2
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cant anyone help
Old 10-02-2005, 06:34 PM   #3
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kernel compiling and usb

my friend, it is NOT out of the question, it is the way to make it work. or you can try another distro. Ubuntu picked up my USB sound box just fine, so i presume it already has the kernel module compiled.

compiling kernels has been made fairly easy, look for a 'how-to' about it.



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