mehall at mehall.co.cc
Tue Jun 2 23:07:14 BST 2009
James Milligan wrote:
> Now, regarding the sound.
> I have a Creative Soundblaster XFi Xtreme Gamer card, which wasn't
> picked up by default after installation. I've read on the forum
> somewhere that Creative drivers weren't available (back in 06) - I
> then found and downloaded the Linux drivers from Creative
> (opensource.creative.com) and extracted it to a directory. I then
> followed the instructions on how to install (sudo make and sudo make-
> install) - the card then appeared in System > Preferences > Sounds.
> The OSS 'version' worked more than the ALSA one - in fact the ALSA
> driver didn't even work for the test button.
> Now, from what I've tried so far, only a couple of programs seem to
> output sound - Pidgin being the main one. The system doesn't output
> any sound whatsoever, incl. login sounds etc, and Firefox doesn't work
> with sound either.
> I find it strange that one program works and has sound, yet others,
> including the system, don't.
> Has anyone got anything that I can try?
Ermmm... been a while since I used OSS, as I have fairly standard sound
cards across the board....
And sometimes ALSA just doesn't work..
It'll be because ALSA is the default for everything, IIRC, and there
will be a setting somewhere, I would presume, to make Gnome and
everything, not just apps, use OSS? I'm probably wrong and someone can
In other news, glad you have everything (else) working now!!
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