Help installing Audigy 2 drivers
I'm having a lot of trouble trying to get my sound card to work. Can someone please shed some light on this for me?
I'm using Gentoo and my computer finds no sound devices.
I've already compiled "emu10k1-0.20a-r7" with a lot of difficulty (i think it was hard masked in portage and it refused to let me install it becuase it was "obsoleted by ALSA", but I really didn't care that the drivers are old, I'm trying to get my sound card working lol. I also don't see that this would have any affect on the rest of the system, so I wasn't worried.
When I type "modprobe emu10k1" in a terminal, it gives me this error message:
Maybe it didn't install?? When I do a search with portage, it says that it's isntalled though...
FATAL: Module emu10k1 not found.
FATAL: Error running install command for emu10k1
I've also installed several alsa-related things in hopes that it would help (alsa-lib, gst-plugins-alsa, xmms-alsa, alsa-firmware, alsa-headers, alsa-tools, alsa-utils, alsamixergui, alsaplayer). When I try to install "alsa-driver", I get this error message:
(this is using portage)
ALSA is already compiled into the kernel.
Please check to make sure these options are set correctly.
Once you have satisfied these options, please try merging
this package again.
I'm not sure what it wants me to do with the kernel. It almost sounds like it wants me to remove it from the kernel? That sounds counter-productive though... :?
I'm sure I almost have my sound card working, but I can't quite figure out exactly what's wrong.
Can someone give me some advice/input?
Another problem related to the sound card.
I think I've come across another problem relating to the sound card. not sure why it's happening.
I use XFCE4 and when something makes a sound, the panel disappears...I have to reload the panel. It only disappears when something makes a sound....it can be anything. At first it was with a movie online, but I tried IM'ing someone from Gaim and the panel closed then too. Any idea what might cause this?
Also (probably related to the above problem), I see my sound card (Audigy 2) as an option in volume control, but when I choose it, exit volume control, then reload it to see if it saved it...the "default" sound device is still selected. Any way to make my Audigy 2 the default?
EDIT: I just got rid of the volume control from the panel and, now when i play a sound the panel stays. so it had to do with the volume control applet. any ideas? also, i'd appreciate it if you could help me make my audigy 2 the default still, as that might fix this problem.