Creative Sound Blaster Live!

Eric Jackson ejazzkatt at gmail.com
Tue May 29 23:02:05 BST 2007


On 5/29/07, Michael Hirsch <mdhirsch at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I have this exact same problem.    The kernel modules install and
> seems quite happy, but I never get any sound at all.  I think there is
> something strange with the sound support.
>
> I've given up on using my soundblaster live and try to use the on
> board chip, but even that only works sometimes.  More than half the
> times I boot I get no sound, but sometimes I get plenty of sound.
>
> Strangely, ppracer seems to be able to play sound even when no other
> application can.  I discovered that the other night and that really
> weirded me out.
>
> Michael



For me, I solved my problem. I loaded up Kmix and I believe the function
called Wave Surround was turned down. When I turned it up, I had sound.

Eric


On 5/27/07, Eric Jackson <ejazzkatt at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On 5/27/07, Eric Jackson <ejazzkatt at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On 5/27/07, Thilo Six <T.Six at gmx.de > wrote:
> > > > Eric Jackson wrote the following on 27.05.2007 22:29
> > > > > The subject says it all. That's the sound card I have installed in
> my
> > > > > computer but I don't have any sound. I can't figure out how you
> > > > > configure my sound card.
> > > > >
> > > > > Anybody know how to get this sound card working?
> > > > >
> > > > > Eric
> > > >
> > > > I am using the same card and it alsways worked out of the box for
> me.
> > > >
> > > > what gives you:
> > > >
> > > > $ lsmod | grep emu10k1
> > >
> >
> > This is my output.
> >
> > snd_emu10k1_synth       8192  0
> > snd_emux_synth         35456  1 snd_emu10k1_synth
> > snd_emu10k1           121248  2 snd_emu10k1_synth
> > snd_ac97_codec         98336  1 snd_emu10k1
> > snd_pcm                79876  3
> > snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
> > snd_page_alloc         10888  2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
> > snd_util_mem            5760  2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
> > snd_hwdep               9988  2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
> > snd_rawmidi            25472  3
> > snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_seq_midi
> > snd_timer              23684  3 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm,snd_seq
> > snd_seq_device          9100  8
> >
> snd_emu10k1_synth,snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
> > snd                    54020  15
> >
> snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
> > emu10k1_gp              4736  0
> > gameport               16520  2 emu10k1_gp
> >
> > I don't know what any of this means.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > > ?
> > > >
> > > > emu10k1 is the kernel driver for that card
> > > >
> > > > when opening alsamixer in upper left corner is the model of the
> card?
> > >
> >
> >  Ct 4871
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > > what is it there, are there rulers set to zero?
> > >
> >
> > There are a few set to zero. Some won't increase. When I raise those
> that
> > will increase I still have no sound.
> >
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > > you will need at last PCM and the first (can´t remember that channel
> - i
> > am
> > > > in front of an other pc) set to ~50%
> > >
> >
> >
> > They are set higher.
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > > if that is all ok check:
> > > > kcontrol > sound & multimedia > soundsystem > Hardware
> > > > alsa (advanced linux sound architectur) should be ok
> > >
> >
> >
> > It was set on autodetect. I switched it to Alsa but still no sound.
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > > then one step back on "General" hit "test sound"
> > >
> >
> > No sound still.
> >
> >
> > Eric
> >
> >
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > > if there is nothing check you cable and hardware.
> > > >
> > > > HTH Thilo
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try your recommendations in a little
> > while.
> > >
> > > I'm sure it's not a problem with the cable or the hardware because the
> > computer dual boots with Mandriva Spring. The sound works fine with that
> > distro.
> > >
> > > Eric
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > --
> > > > i am on Ubuntu 2.6 KDE
> > > > - some friend of mine
> > > >
> > > > gpg key: 0x4A411E09
> > > >
> > > >
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