sound not working in breezy (SB audigy SE)

crimsun at crimsun at
Thu Mar 23 06:25:50 UTC 2006

On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 10:36:12PM -0500, H.S. wrote:
> Initially, his sound was not working and he got a new sound card, SB
> Audigy SE. However, replacing that sound card also caused problems. It
> worked after some tinkering and then stopped working completely.
> Alsamixer shows a setting called SPDIF which if muted causes a hissing
> noise on the speaker. Lspci says it sees:
> 0000:00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy LS

Please execute ``sudo update-pciids'' then report what ``lspci -v''
returns for the "Multimedia audio controller" element.

> Then we tried moving /etc/modutils/alsa-base and
> /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base elsewhere(effectively removing these), and
> rebooting (tried alsa-utils restart as well) and this time did not even
> get /dev/dsp or /dev/audio.
> So, given this sound card, any suggestions how to get it working?

Please don't modify the ALSA infrastructure.

If in fact his card is an Audigy SE model SB0570, please follow
these [0] directions.


Daniel T. Chen            crimsun at
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