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    sound blaster audigy 2 value and mandrake linux


    i was just posting to see if anyone knew how to get my sound card to work on linux my sound card is a sound blaster audigy 2 value and ive looked on the website they have none for linux drivers anyone know what i should try next

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    We'll need some more information about which sound system you're using, and which driver are you using with your sound card? I would use ALSA. Also, there are a lot of existing threads about this: search the forum to see if your question has already been answered - that should get you up and running.

    Your sound might just be muted. Assuming you're using ALSA, if you open a terminal and type alsamixer you'll get a graphical display where you can adjust your settings. There is also the option to type alsaconf. Try that first: you might need to be root, I can't remember.
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    ok thx ill try that and get back to you on weather it worked or not and also im new to linux so what you mean by sound system i know one part of that and that is 82801EB AC'97 audio is one and it wont recognize my other which is the audigy 2 value so it just says soundcard on that one the driver is unknown vendor is (null) on the other vendor intel corp module snd-intel8x0 alternate drivers ali5455, i810_audio, and nvaudio does any of this help point you in the direction of helping me out


    also i tried alsamixer turned all of the volumes up and even unmuted them still no go

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    Quote Originally Posted by astro_9040
    ok thx ill try that and get back to you on weather it worked or not and also im new to linux so what you mean by sound system i know one part of that and that is 82801EB AC'97 audio is one and it wont recognize my other which is the audigy 2 value so it just says soundcard on that one the driver is unknown vendor is (null) on the other vendor intel corp module snd-intel8x0 alternate drivers ali5455, i810_audio, and nvaudio does any of this help point you in the direction of helping me out


    also i tried alsamixer turned all of the volumes up and even unmuted them still no go
    Hello again - Well, there are different 'sound servers' which you can use. Basically these are (quite large) programmes which provide sound support for any given card. ALSA is a popular one, and it's the one I use with my budget Soundblaster card. If you go into 'Configure my computer' in Mandriva, there's a section for setting up your soundcard and for linking a sound driver to it. You might need to be a bit patient: the stages are something like:

    1. Set up ALSA
    2. Make sure that your system recognises your card and has a good driver associated with it.
    3. Check your sound channels to make sure they are turned up.

    You might need to experiment with different sound drivers though. I use one called snd -emu 10k1 which works well.

    What's confusing is that there are different approaches to setting up a sound card. Once ALSA is installed you can open a command line and type alsaconf - These days, I do that.

    From a command line you can also type lspci This will give you a list of your cards etc., and will tell you which sound driver is linked to your particular card. It's easier to do than it is to describe
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    yeah i was thinking of getting mandriva le 2005 yeah i think that's what i'll do and see if i have problems with the sound again or if they already have drivers for it speaking of which i found mine uses the same snd emu 10k1 or the other i guess its for the oss server? its emu 10k1 everything the same but no snd in front i thank you for all your help and ill let you know if i run into any problems btw i switching from intel to amd now my disc cover reads x86 is it compliant with amd 64 because like i said im can call it upgrading to mandriva le and i was going to get the one for amd 64 but just to know is it or can it play with both i mean handle amd and intel if you can answer that id appreciate it

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