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Hello everyone, I have Audigy sound card (c-media sb 8738 5.1 channel (CMI8738/PCI-6ch-LX)) on my gentoo computer. lspci | grep audio 08:00.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy LS ...
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    [SOLVED] Audigy sound card (c-media sb 8738 5.1 channel)


    Hello everyone,

    I have Audigy sound card (c-media sb 8738 5.1 channel (CMI8738/PCI-6ch-LX)) on my gentoo computer.

    lspci | grep audio
    08:00.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy LS

    I've got my sound card working through a couple of speakers but still struggling with 5.1 and microphone.

    Any info, input would be appreciated.

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    Have you checked alsamixer to see if they are mutted? From a terminal type alsamixer use the left & right arrow keys to navigate the Up & down arrow keys for raising or lowering the volume the m key to mute or unmute then Esc to exit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrrangerman View Post
    Have you checked alsamixer to see if they are mutted? From a terminal type alsamixer use the left & right arrow keys to navigate the Up & down arrow keys for raising or lowering the volume the m key to mute or unmute then Esc to exit.
    Hello,

    Thanks for your attention to my problem. I checked it. The are mutted.

    arecord -l
    **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
    card 0: CA0106 [CA0106], device 0: ca0106 [CA0106]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 0: CA0106 [CA0106], device 1: ca0106 [CA0106]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 0: CA0106 [CA0106], device 2: ca0106 [CA0106]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 0: CA0106 [CA0106], device 3: ca0106 [CA0106]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

    amixer
    Simple mixer control 'Master',0
    Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
    Playback channels: Mono
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono: Playback 200 [78%] [36.25dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Line in',0
    Capabilities: cvolume
    Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Capture 0 - 255
    Front Left: Capture 255 [100%] [24.00dB]
    Front Right: Capture 255 [100%] [24.00dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
    Capabilities: cvolume
    Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Capture 0 - 255
    Front Left: Capture 255 [100%] [24.00dB]
    Front Right: Capture 255 [100%] [24.00dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Phone',0
    Capabilities: cvolume
    Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Capture 0 - 255
    Front Left: Capture 200 [78%] [-3.50dB]
    Front Right: Capture 200 [78%] [-3.50dB]
    Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
    Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
    Playback channels: Mono
    Mono: Playback [off]
    Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Center/LFE',0
    Capabilities: pvolume
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 227 [89%] [5.00dB]
    Front Right: Playback 227 [89%] [5.00dB]
    Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Front',0
    Capabilities: pvolume
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 235 [92%] [7.00dB]
    Front Right: Playback 235 [92%] [7.00dB]
    Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Rear',0
    Capabilities: pvolume
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 227 [89%] [5.00dB]
    Front Right: Playback 227 [89%] [5.00dB]
    Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Unknown',0
    Capabilities: pvolume
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 217 [85%] [2.50dB]
    Front Right: Playback 217 [85%] [2.50dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Aux',0
    Capabilities: cvolume
    Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Capture 0 - 255
    Front Left: Capture 193 [76%] [-7.00dB]
    Front Right: Capture 193 [76%] [-7.00dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Analog Center/LFE',0
    Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 245 [96%] [9.50dB] [on]
    Front Right: Playback 245 [96%] [9.50dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Analog Front',0
    Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 245 [96%] [9.50dB] [on]
    Front Right: Playback 245 [96%] [9.50dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Analog Rear',0
    Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 243 [95%] [9.00dB] [on]
    Front Right: Playback 243 [95%] [9.00dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Analog Side',0
    Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 233 [91%] [6.50dB] [on]
    Front Right: Playback 233 [91%] [6.50dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Analog Source',0
    Capabilities: cenum
    Items: 'Phone' 'Mic' 'Line in' 'Aux'
    Item0: 'Line in'
    Simple mixer control 'CAPTURE feedback',0
    Capabilities: pvolume
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 210 [82%] [0.75dB]
    Front Right: Playback 210 [82%] [0.75dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Digital Source',0
    Capabilities: cenum
    Items: 'IEC958 out' 'i2s mixer out' 'IEC958 in' 'i2s in' 'AC97 in' 'SRC out'
    Item0: 'i2s in'
    Simple mixer control 'Shared Mic/Line in',0
    Capabilities: cenum
    Items: 'Line in' 'Mic in'
    Item0: 'Line in'

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    I re-emerged alsa-plugins with oss and pulseaudio flags enablad. Now I can hear myself when I speak in microphone through speakers but I can't recoder sound using sound recoder and audacity programms. Sound capture in skype doesn't work too.

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    Talking

    Now my amixer says


    Simple mixer control 'Master',0
    Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
    Playback channels: Mono
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono: Playback 184 [72%] [28.25dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Line in',0
    Capabilities: cvolume
    Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Capture 0 - 255
    Front Left: Capture 190 [75%] [-8.50dB]
    Front Right: Capture 190 [75%] [-8.50dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
    Capabilities: cvolume
    Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Capture 0 - 255
    Front Left: Capture 186 [73%] [-10.50dB]
    Front Right: Capture 186 [73%] [-10.50dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Phone',0
    Capabilities: cvolume
    Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Capture 0 - 255
    Front Left: Capture 0 [0%] [-99999.99dB]
    Front Right: Capture 0 [0%] [-99999.99dB]
    Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
    Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
    Playback channels: Mono
    Mono: Playback [off]
    Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Center/LFE',0
    Capabilities: pvolume
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 227 [89%] [5.00dB]
    Front Right: Playback 227 [89%] [5.00dB]
    Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Front',0
    Capabilities: pvolume
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 235 [92%] [7.00dB]
    Front Right: Playback 235 [92%] [7.00dB]
    Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Rear',0
    Capabilities: pvolume
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 227 [89%] [5.00dB]
    Front Right: Playback 227 [89%] [5.00dB]
    Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Unknown',0
    Capabilities: pvolume
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 217 [85%] [2.50dB]
    Front Right: Playback 217 [85%] [2.50dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Aux',0
    Capabilities: cvolume
    Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Capture 0 - 255
    Front Left: Capture 0 [0%] [-99999.99dB]
    Front Right: Capture 0 [0%] [-99999.99dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Analog Center/LFE',0
    Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 245 [96%] [9.50dB] [on]
    Front Right: Playback 245 [96%] [9.50dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Analog Front',0
    Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 245 [96%] [9.50dB] [on]
    Front Right: Playback 245 [96%] [9.50dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Analog Rear',0
    Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 243 [95%] [9.00dB] [on]
    Front Right: Playback 243 [95%] [9.00dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Analog Side',0
    Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 233 [91%] [6.50dB] [on]
    Front Right: Playback 233 [91%] [6.50dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Analog Source',0
    Capabilities: cenum
    Items: 'Phone' 'Mic' 'Line in' 'Aux'
    Item0: 'Mic'
    Simple mixer control 'CAPTURE feedback',0
    Capabilities: pvolume
    Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
    Limits: Playback 0 - 255
    Mono:
    Front Left: Playback 245 [96%] [9.50dB]
    Front Right: Playback 245 [96%] [9.50dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Digital Source',0
    Capabilities: cenum
    Items: 'IEC958 out' 'i2s mixer out' 'IEC958 in' 'i2s in' 'AC97 in' 'SRC out'
    Item0: 'i2s in'
    Simple mixer control 'Shared Mic/Line in',0
    Capabilities: cenum
    Items: 'Line in' 'Mic in'
    Item0: 'Mic in'


    I've chanched in alsamixer:
    Analog S to Mic
    Digital to i2s in
    Shared to Mic in
    I won a microphone but I continue strugle with 5.1 I think for this I need pulseaudio server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrrangerman View Post
    Have you checked alsamixer to see if they are mutted? From a terminal type alsamixer use the left & right arrow keys to navigate the Up & down arrow keys for raising or lowering the volume the m key to mute or unmute then Esc to exit.
    I have the same idea with you. Great! Thanks for sharing.
    Glad to hear you're using this: I plan to keep it much more aggressively up-to-date than has been the case in the past, but don't hesitate to let me know if you find errors or need clarifications.

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    My sound card works fine with pulseaudio server.

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