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Old 03-07-2004, 03:29 PM   #1
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Wink No sound on RH9 with SB Audigy 6


I have installed RH9. Everythings works O.K, except I have no sound.

I have a Sound Blaster Audigy 6 audio card. Can anyone direct me to the correct

Old 03-07-2004, 03:40 PM   #2
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Emu10k1 is the correct driver. Im sure its built into your kernel, its very common.

Simply do this as root:
modprobe emu10k1
This is the OSS driver. If you want to use ALSA (which redhat may or may not come with), you'll need to load a different module (snd-emu10k1).
Old 03-07-2004, 03:48 PM   #3
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modprobe emu10k1 failed

I tried your suggestion

It did not work. I am kind of new, so I am not able to locate what the exact problem is.

Below the response I got after executing the modprobe command.

[root@kbl-gs8226 root]# modprobe emu10k1
/lib/modules/2.4.20-30.9/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.20-30.9/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-30.9/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20-30.9/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/emu10k1.o: insmod emu10k1 failed
[root@kbl-gs8226 root]#
Old 03-07-2004, 05:44 PM   #4
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the OSS emu10k1 module in kernel 2.4.20 doesnt work properly with Audigy, only SB live,
you can either try this updated one:
or install ALSA drivers

Both require you to have kernel sources installed in /usr/src/linux, you can find the RPM on one of the CDs but you will need to update it to 2.4.20-30.9, or just grab the updated RPM from any Redhat mirrors. Remember to read the docs for the installation procedure.
Old 03-07-2004, 06:53 PM   #5
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Try going to the Gnome menu>System Settings>Soundcard Detection.

For some odd reason, with my SB live, it would only work if I ran that.
Old 03-14-2004, 08:41 AM   #6
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alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or

I downloaded the following Alsa-packages:


I followed the Alsa instructions below:

Unzip and install the alsa-driver package

bunzip2 alsa-driver-xxx
tar -xf alsa-driver-xxx
cd alsa-driver-xxx
./configure --with-cards=emu10k1 --with-sequencer=yes;make;make install

The snddevices script sets the permissions for the devices it creates to root. You should

chmod a+rw /dev/dsp /dev/mixer /dev/sequencer /dev/midi

Now unzip and install the alsa-lib package

cd ..
bunzip2 alsa-lib-xxx
tar -xf alsa-lib-xxx
cd alsa-lib-xxx
./configure;make;make install

Now unzip and install the alsa-utils package

cd ..
bunzip2 alsa-utils-xxx
tar -xf alsa-utils-xxx
cd alsa-utils-xxx
./configure;make;make install

Now insert the modules into the kernel.

modprobe snd-emu10k1;modprobe snd-pcm-oss;modprobe snd-mixer-oss;modprobe snd-seq-oss

When I run alsamixer I get the following error:

alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory

Does anyone have a clue.


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