Hello everybody, first time poster hear with a troubling sound card issue. I have noticed many people with sound card issues but mine seems to have the right drivers and they seem to be loading correctly. I am running this on Mandrake 10.1 (Mandriva now I guess). I have a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 MP3+. It has the EMU10k1 chipset and '#lspci |grep audio' reads:
Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
So all that is good. When I lsmod I get this:

snd-pcm-oss            49320  0
snd-mixer-oss          17472  1 snd-pcm-oss
snd-emu10k1            94408  0
snd-rawmidi            19520  1 snd-emu10k1
snd-pcm                80680  2 snd-pcm-oss,snd-emu10k1
snd-seq-device          7020  2 snd-emu10k1,snd-rawmidi
snd-timer              20420  2 snd-emu10k1,snd-pcm
snd-ac97-codec         69392  1 snd-emu10k1
snd-page-alloc          7432  2 snd-emu10k1,snd-pcm
snd-util-mem            3232  1 snd-emu10k1
snd-hwdep               7040  1 snd-emu10k1
snd                    47556  9 snd-pcm-oss, snd-mixer-oss, snd-emu10k1, snd-rawmidi,snd-pcm,snd-seq-device,snd-timer,snd-ac97-codec,snd-hwdep
soundcore               7008  1 snd
so all seems to be loaded correctly. But when I try something like alsamixer I get this error:

alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory
And when running alsaconf, it detects the correct driver (emu10k1) and it all goes smoothly til the end when it says something like, I will now setup your volume level and unmute your channels and it gets an error message when it tries to configure the mixer and when it tried to 'alsactl store' that gave an error msg also, saying:

alsactl: save_state:1194: No soundcards found...
As you can see.. I'm a little lost. The other thing I did was 'rmmod' all the snd related modules and then I did 'modprobe emu10k1'. And even though it gave no error messages, the dmesg output this at the very bottom:

Creative EMU10K1 PCI Audio Driver, version 0.20a, 12:45:31 Oct  1 2004
PCI: Found IRQ 12 for device 0000:00:0d.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 12 with 0000:00:13.2
emu10k1: EMU10K1 rev 7 model 0x8061 found, IO at 0xd400-0xd41f, IRQ 12
ac97_codec: AC97  codec, id:  (Unknown)

So if there is anybody who can help me out with Alsa that would be great. I had heard my card was great card for linux. Oh and and my alsa version is 1.0.8. Not the one that comes with Mandrake 10.1. Thanks for any help and advance!