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Old 03-23-2003, 07:47 PM   #1
Kiajin
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Need Help installing SB Live drivers..


From http://opensource.creative.com/ I've downloaded the SoundBlaster Live (Emu10k1 code) drivers. This is my first time using a linux, and I'm not all that great at knowing how to use the Konsole.. (On Mandrake).

I've extracted the .tar.gz and looked over the readme, and can't even understand the first thing on the configuration doc.

"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")."

Anyone want to explain what the heck that means to a newbie? =)
Also, am I suppose to cp the directory into /bin/xxx? Or should it work fine wherever I decompress the .tar.gz..
 
Old 03-24-2003, 01:12 AM   #2
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your kernel source are in
/usr/src/linux/
go there
$make mrproper
$make oldconfig;make dep
if you want to compile your own kernel
$make menuconfig
do necessary changes,save
$make dep && make bzImage && make modules && make modules_install && make install
 
Old 03-24-2003, 02:42 AM   #3
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Go to ALSA site and download drivers, utilities, and libraries. Then read details on Soundblaster LIVE. After compiling look for "Setting up modprobe and kmod support" to setup your card when your computer always starts. Finally reboot.

I haven't tried configure ".asoundrc" file so that I can control how my sound card behaves with sound.

My works perfectly.
 
Old 03-24-2003, 06:04 AM   #4
Kiajin
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Okay.. I don't even think I have a proper kernel for this.. I've been trying to do a couple things and out of all the searching I've done it usually ends up in a similar problem pointing toward upgrading or compiling my own kernel, though I'm not too sure how to do that either =/.
/usr/src/linux doesn't seem to exist either.

Thanks for the instructions so far though!
 
Old 03-25-2003, 06:16 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Kiajin
Okay.. I don't even think I have a proper kernel for this.. I've been trying to do a couple things and out of all the searching I've done it usually ends up in a similar problem pointing toward upgrading or compiling my own kernel, though I'm not too sure how to do that either =/.
/usr/src/linux doesn't seem to exist either.

Thanks for the instructions so far though!
see if /usr/src/linux-<somenumber> exists
if it does not install the kernel
http://www.kernel.org
 
  


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