Sound card problem
Just this morning I've installed Mandrake 10.1, but I can't load any audio up, it says my sound card is not installed. I know it can see it, because in the installer it was there. I also know it's not defective as I'm also running Windows XP on the same computer, and it plays audio just fine.
So I was wondering if there is anything like driver installation for the card, and if so, where can I go to get it?
The sound card is a Creatlive Labs Ectiva 5.1.
what is the interface of your soundcard? PCI? I have the same problem with my old machine, because my soundcard is not a PCI interfaced soundcard (I think the interface is ISA), it does not detect it. I have no idea how to fix it, I just plan on getting a new soundcard, eventually.
It's PCI, yes. It does detect it, it just doesn't have the apparent drivers installed for it. And I'm not going to buy a new sound card, I paid around 70 dollars for this one, and I haven't had it more than two weeks.
When I went to install the driver, it said that the ES1371 sound card was not there, so I'm guessing that it doesn't use that chipset.
When I do some searching on the net, I see Creative soundcards and I see Ectiva soundcards. Both are manufacturers. So are you sure you have the right model mentioned in your post ?
Maybe the output of lspci -v (as root) will give some more information :)
Only information about the multimedia controller(s) will be sufficient. Sample of output of my card (SBLive):
00:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 04)
Subsystem: Creative Labs CT4850 SBLive! Value
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
I/O ports at cc00 [size=32]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
When I look at the card in Mandrake, it says it's a SBLive! Value EMU10K1X. In Windows it's saying it's a Creative Labs card, and on the box of the soundcard, it says Ectiva 5.1.
02:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1X
Subsystem: Creative Labs: Unknown Device 1004
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
I/O ports at b400 [size=32]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
The EMU10K1 is supported by alsa and by oss. You'll need to load either the emu10k1 modules (OSS) or snd-emu10k1 (ALSA) .
I've loaded the OSS modules, and it says there is no available mixer. I've also tried loading the ASLA modules, but when I load them, it can't even find a compatible sound card. So what can I do about th mixer settings for the OSS modules?
Did you unload the OSS modules before trying the alsa modules (rmmod module name) ? I can list my modules:
Try loading these after you unloaded any other sound related module. You could also try to run alsaconf to do the detection automaticly.