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    Linux sound card problem

    I would put this in the linux security forum cause its the only linux forum i could find but this has absolutly nothing to do with security

    I have 2 sound devices on my dual boot computer with Linux as primary system and win98se as other
    Both sound devices work on windows
    the devices are a sound blaster audigy gamer pci card and my motherboard has a built in c-media chip
    my computer specs are as follows
    amd althlon xp 2000
    kt400 firedragon ultrablack motherboard by soyo
    512 ddr pc2700 ram (1 chip)
    64 megs ddr video ram evga e-geforce4 mx440 se agp slot card with dual moniter support
    dvd/cd drive 8x dvd 40x cd read
    cd-rw drive 20x burn 12x rewrite 48x read
    zip 100 drive
    floppy drive 1.44 megs
    12 gig maxtor hdd running windows 98se with all my games and working sound card drivers
    6 gig hdd running RedHat9 downloaded version
    phenoix bios (latest version)


    linux knows the sound cards are there and work but they dont make any noise please tell me if this post goes in a different forum cause ppl always get mad at me for putting tings in wrong forums then i didnt even know the correct one existed
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    What linux distro are you installing?
    What version?

    When you boot the system you will get some info from /var/log/messages. In there, you should see some reference to your sound card and the drivers Linux used for them. Check for any errors.

    I have not tried to use C-Media with Linux so I don't know if there are any compatability issues. However, you may want to try the Sound Blaster option.

    I use Slackware so I can make changes in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and have the system use moduels for different hardware devices. If this file is in you version/distro, check to see if your sound card is listed. If not, use the Sound Blaster mod.


    Hope this helps.

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    Have you tried sndconfig?
    Also you may like to try installing THIS driver.

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    Um i know this might sound obvious, but if its a new installation you have to set up your sound device when you log in even if it is detected. Otherwise there will be no sound but its installed properly.
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    Originally posted here by EaseZE
    Um i know this might sound obvious, but if its a new installation you have to set up your sound device when you log in even if it is detected. Otherwise there will be no sound but its installed properly.

    Actually when i install SuSE or Mandrake it configures my Sound Blaster Live! card and i have sound on first boot. What distro do you use dec? that will help out a bit more.

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    just so u guys know ur getting a little technicle for me in linux cause this is only the 3rd day of me running it and when i booted it configured it but it will not play any sound
    im using red hat 9 shrikie i368 i belive it was

    ok i downloaded emu10k1 ver 0.20a and im reading the install text file and being im a noob to redhat linux9 (any *nix in general) im lost this is the file and i was wondering if u could tell me what to do because i learn quickly or simplify the file so i can install it i know this is alot to ask but please help out a newly born linux junky

    Configuring
    -----------
    You should already be running the kernel for each you are compiling the driver
    at this point. Then you just need to type "make" in the main directory.
    The KERNEL_VERSION printed in the last message should match the kernel
    you want to compile the driver for, if not:

    1. Using your own kernel sources (preferred)
    Make sure you have configured your kernel sources ("make oldconfig/config/menuconfig")
    and created the dependecies files ("make dep").

    2. Using RedHat distribution kernel sources.
    Copy/link one of the config files in linux/configs/*.config
    to linux/.config. The file should match your running kernel.

    3. Using other distribution kernel sources.
    Try point 2 above.

    Compilation
    -----------
    To compile the driver, simply type "make" a second time in the main
    directory. This will generate the files "emu10k1.o"
    and "ac97_codec.o" (and "emu10k1-joy.o" for 2.2 kernels).


    Installation
    ------------
    1. As root type:

    make install

    2. Add a new reference to the driver in /etc/modules.conf:

    alias sound emu10k1

    3. Play some sound. The module should be auto-loaded.

    Note for Debians' users: use /etc/modutils directory,
    create file emu10k1 here with the same content as is suggested in
    the paragraph (5.) and run update-modules afterwards - this
    will create the correct /etc/modules.conf file)

    Configuration
    -------------

    The driver may need to be configured apropriately for your card/speaker combo.
    The driver should work out-of-the-box for most situations unless the following
    apply:

    -You want bass/treble control
    -You have a '5.1' card _with_ digital speakers
    -You want to use AC3 Passthrough
    -You want to use the 3rd analog output on your '5.1' card.
    -You're the type of person who likes to learn and customize things.
    -You want to enable an input on your Livedrive or digital add-on card

    If none of the above apply to you then you're done, enjoy!

    else,

    The card is configured using a set of user tools. To configure and install the
    tools, type "make tools" followed by (as root) "make install-tools". This
    will compile and install the following tools (and their man pages):

    emu-dspmgr - A tool for configuring the cards dsp patch management system
    (e.g for loading "effects", or routing an input to an output)

    emu-config - A tool for configuring the card (e.g. toggling the analog/digital
    output, selecting recording modes, etc)

    as10k1 - A dsp code assembler for the emu10k1 processor (for development
    only)

    Also, several ".bin" dsp patches will be installed in /usr/local/share/emu10k1/
    you can load these patches using emu-dspmgr. For more information on using the
    above tools, see the man pages.


    If you don't wan't to bother to learn how to use the above tools, you are
    encouraged to try out "emu-script" included in the source tree in utils/mixer/.
    By setting a few variables at the top of the script, when run, it will set up
    the card properly for your chosen setup. The script can be run automatically at
    module load by inserting the following line in your /etc/modules.conf:

    post-install emu10k1 /usr/local/etc/emu-script

    Then be sure to copy the script to the path mentioned in that line.


    thanx for ur help
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    Type the following commands in a terminal as root:
    Code:
    tar xvzf emu10k1-v0.18-2.tar.gz 
    cd emu10k1
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    cat >> /etc/modules.conf 
    alias sound emu10k1 
    <press ctrl + d>
    You should be good to go after this, reboot and you should have sound.

    To configure the sound card open a terminal and type sndconfig and follow the onscreen instructions

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    it doesnt work i type in the first line of code
    tar xvzf emu10k1-v0.18-2.tar.gz
    and this is what it returns
    tar (child): emu10k1-v0.18-2.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

    now im really confused cause i dont no anything about linux

    and the file i downloaded was
    emu10k1-v0.20a.tar.bz2
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    ok guys i think i got it handled now that ive read up on command line in linux i should be able to handle this thanx for the file help and install help its really .....ummm .......helpfull lol
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    Sorry wasnt thinking.
    Just replace emu10k1-v0.18-2.tar.gz with emu10k1-v0.20a.tar.bz2.
    You'll probably need to type the following command first

    bzip2 -dv emu10k1-v0.20a.tar.bz2

    HTH

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