New Soundcard, No Sound
After giving up with my Soundblaster Live! 5.1 PCI that came with my DELL computer, I got a Soundblaster Live! 5.1 PCI MP3+, which seems to be recognized by Linux. I have access to my volume control (which formerly could not be moved from its 0 position). My soundcard also shows up in the Harddrake utility, which it had not before.
However, I am not able to actually get sound. I have added the emu10k1 into my kernel (I built it in, no modulization), and can access alsamixer successfully, with the correct card recognized:
Card: Soundblaster Live!
Chip: SigmaTel STAC9708/11
Harddrake also shows me the proper driver (snd-emu10k1) as being selected for the card.
lspci has the following to say:
02:01.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
02:01.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
When I run alsaconf, no cards are detected. Also, aumix does not appear to work on my computer.
If anyone can suggest anything, I'd be grateful. I'm so close!
I think you have a OSS/Alsa conflict. The compiled in driver (OSS ?? ) prevents the other driver (ALSA ?? ) to be loaded. Try to configure and compile all sound support as modules .
The 2.4 kernel default is OSS, the 2.6 kernel default is Alsa. I recommend Alsa, it is working fine on my machine with SBLive value on both 2.4 and 2.6 kernels .
I got it working.
I already had OSS removed, and I made the following changes:
- Changed ALSA support to modules
- Ran alsaconf
- Opened Volume Control and raised speaker volume