Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Hi, Have been here before and found there is a wealth of knowledge. So now onto the question, It's been asked before (by me and others). But how on earth ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    28

    Sound Blaster Live Player 5.1 problem!


    Hi,

    Have been here before and found there is a wealth of knowledge. So now onto the question,

    It's been asked before (by me and others). But how on earth do I get my speakers to sound right in Mandrake 9? I have a Sound Blaster Live Player 5.1 card with 5.1 Cambridge Soundworks speakers and they are the dogs bollocks in Windows, but they sound awful in Linux (they sound less powerful, the bass comes through the two front speakers with everything else and they just sound cheap)

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Jim

  2. #2
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Täby, Sweden
    Posts
    7,578
    Which version of the 5.1 Cambridge speakers are these? Could you post a link to the product's homepage, please? Also, how have you connected the SB Live to the speakers? Is through 1, 2 or three cables or via the digital link?

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    28
    CTT2200

    Can't find the product page for them though

    They aren't the digital variety, so don't have the digital cable anyway

    They are connected via the green, black and orange cables

    Thanks

  4. #4
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Täby, Sweden
    Posts
    7,578
    First of all, verify for sure that all cables are connected to where they are supposed to. If that's not it, see if it's fixed by unplugging the orange one. I have experienced that the ALSA driver for emu10k1 activates that as a digital output, which naturally produces very bad sound when fed into the amplifier as an analog input. Maybe some OSS emu10k1 driver versions do the same.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •