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Old 05-20-2004, 03:25 AM   #1
ryan00davis
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installing soundblaster live in fedora (newbie needs help)


im very new to linux, and i am trying to install emu10k1 driver for soundblaster live. there is a readme file and it says:

Configuring
-----------
You should already be running the kernel for each you are compiling the driver
at this point. Then you just need to type "make" in the main directory.
The KERNEL_VERSION printed in the last message should match the kernel
you want to compile the driver for, if not:

1. Using your own kernel sources (preferred)
Make sure you have configured your kernel sources ("make oldconfig/config/menuconfig")
and created the dependecies files ("make dep").

2. Using RedHat distribution kernel sources.
Copy/link one of the config files in linux/configs/*.config
to linux/.config. The file should match your running kernel.

3. Using other distribution kernel sources.
Try point 2 above.

Compilation
-----------
To compile the driver, simply type "make" a second time in the main
directory. This will generate the files "emu10k1.o"
and "ac97_codec.o" (and "emu10k1-joy.o" for 2.2 kernels).


Installation
------------
1. As root type:

make install

2. Add a new reference to the driver in /etc/modules.conf:

alias sound emu10k1

3. Play some sound. The module should be auto-loaded.



ok, it says to type "make" in the main directory, what does this mean, what main directory?
above this it says that the kernel must be compiled, what does this mean/how do i do it?

also, another file (tools file) is a rpm file, and when i try to open that, it says to associate an application to open it, what app do i want to choose?

thank you for any help
Ryan
 
Old 05-20-2004, 07:32 AM   #2
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also, another file (tools file) is a rpm file, and when i try to open that, it says to associate an application to open it, what app do i want to choose?
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If you try to open a rpm file and redhat ask you with what app, thereīs something kinda wrong, I guess. Rpmīs are core apps of redhat, and every rh system knows what to do with them. Anyway, try "Kpackage".

Compiling a driver can be a solution for your card, but Iīm sure there are easier ways to install this card. Did you try redhatīs setup program?
 
Old 05-20-2004, 02:39 PM   #3
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ok, i was able to open the rpm with "install packages" but it didnt appear do do much, and now when i try it again it says it was already installed, oh well, more importantly then the tools is the actual driver.

from what i understood was that the only way to make my sound card work (in any linux system) was to download this driver from opensource.creative.com and then set that up (that is what i dont know how to do.) i did try fedoras sound card detection, and it detects sound blaster live, but does not play any sounds when you say play test sound. when i had e-mailed creative about the issue, they sent me to the opensource.creative.com website so that is why i assume it is the correct way to do it.

so if anybody can think of an easier way that i dont know about, let me know, otherwise any help doing what the readme file told me to do would be great.
ryan

Last edited by ryan00davis; 05-20-2004 at 02:40 PM.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 03:50 PM   #4
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http://rtfm.dyndns.info/tips/2000/05/01/29.shtml This is the long way,Try to log in as root and go to hardware,sound and see if you see your card there,if not it might be easier to install FC2 if it supports your card,or you could do the above link,if you want to learn,david
 
Old 05-20-2004, 05:30 PM   #5
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as root make install ( in a terminal window type su and add password at prompt)
change directory to where u have saved ur driver files
eg # cd /home (home being replaced with wherever file driver is saved)
then
# make install
when the output to this is completed u need to edit the file /etc/modules.conf:
eg
# gedit /etc/modules.conf &
when the relevant file comes up add
alias sound emu10k1
then save file..... this is simplifying the setup files u have posted ...hope this helps

to compile the kernel u will be best reading one of the tutorials that are available on the website.....it`s not as difficult as it sounds. :-)
 
Old 05-21-2004, 05:19 AM   #6
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i tried following the link, and doing what that said, and that didnt work, when i went back and tried to follow the readme again, everything seemed to go fine until i got to the part where i was supposed to add text to modules.comf, and that file doesnt exist. i tried searching for it, and there is no file by that name on my system.

by the way, i am running fedora core 2 (maybe i should have mentioned that before), i had to be running that because core 1 has problems with my video card.

ryan
 
Old 05-21-2004, 11:04 AM   #7
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http://www.mepis.net/blog/ You could try this,you will like it,david
 
Old 05-21-2004, 03:04 PM   #8
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instead of /etc/modules.conf try checking out the file /etc/modprobe.conf I understand that this is in place of modules.conf
edit this file and add
alias sound emu10k1
 
Old 05-21-2004, 04:43 PM   #9
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ok, i was looking back on the website, and they say that there is an area that says that the emu10k1 driver doesn't work for dell, i wish they would have put that in bold. but they say you can download one from opensound.com, and i did that and ran everything, and it told me that i need to reinstall fedora with sound support turned off, does anybody know how to do this? i went through the reinstall process, and i didnt see anything about how to turn off sound support.
ryan
 
Old 05-21-2004, 04:50 PM   #10
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ok, i tried just reinstalling it again, and now it works, wierd, but oh well, thanks everybody for the help, at least i leard how to compile the kernel. thanks everybody for the help, and if anybody is running a dell with the sound blaster live 5.1 card, you need to install from opensound.com, and there are instructions on that site on how to do that
 
Old 05-21-2004, 05:25 PM   #11
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well at least u went through the learning process and learnt something which is good for any probs in the future which hopefully u won`t have any LOL
 
Old 05-21-2004, 05:55 PM   #12
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Good Job Ryan,you kept at it.
 
  


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