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  1. #1
    dook
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    sound blaster live not working on redhat 7.2

    i have sound blaster live and am running redhat 7.2

    i have run sndconfig and set it up, yet i still dont' have any sound.

    any ideas?

    i also have the emu10k1 driver.

  2. #2

    Re: sound blaster live not working on redhat 7.2

    http://www.linuxnewbie.org/nhf/intel...ds/sblive.html

    Here is a good HOWTO on getting your SBLive to work. It's real simple, and doesn't take to long to do.
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    Aaron_Adams
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    Re: sound blaster live not working on redhat 7.2

    If the how-to doesn't work, and doesn't mention it, try running sound as root. Sometimes on installation the sound card will only work with root permissions. Heaven knows it's happened to me. Still don't know why it only happens sometimes.

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    Re: sound blaster live not working on redhat 7.2

    If the how-to doesn't work, and doesn't mention it, try running sound as root. Sometimes on installation the sound card will only work with root permissions. Heaven knows it's happened to me. Still don't know why it only happens sometimes.
    Aaron_Adams,

    It does mention this at the very bottom. It's method is:

    chmod ugo+rwx /dev/dsp

    There is actually a better way that doesn't compromise your system so much. You could add your user to the sys group under /etc/group if your running slackware and achieve the samething without messing with permissions. You could also create a group in /etc/group called audio, then do a chgrp audio /dev/dsp*; /dev/audio*; /dev/mixer* and then add your user to group audio, which would allow access to the sound device.
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    Aaron_Adams
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    Re: sound blaster live not working on redhat 7.2

    I suppose I should have checked the how-to before I posted , but I didn't feel like skimming it lol

    I"ve always just used chmod on /dev/dsp myself, but the group idea is a good alternative. Maybe I'll do that assuming it happens again sometime.

    Any idea why it only happens sometimes with Slack?

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    Re: sound blaster live not working on redhat 7.2

    Any idea why it only happens sometimes with Slack?
    Actually it should happen all the time with Slackware. By defualt the permissions for /dev/dsp are set to

    crw-rw---- 1 root sys

    which means that only root or users of group sys can access the sound device. So from a fresh install of Slackware you will always either have to add your user to group sys or chmod ugo+rwx /dev/dsp in order to get your sound to work. I will favor adding your user to group sys as it's less of a security hazzard.
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    Aaron_Adams
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    Re: sound blaster live not working on redhat 7.2

    I figure it was a default configuration with Slack, since it happens pretty much everytime. I could have sworn that a couple times it hasn't though. Ah well. Thanks for the info none the less. I'll do the chgrp method from now on.

  8. #8
    dook
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    Re: sound blaster live not working on redhat 7.2

    well i have tried from the root and it doesn't work either, i will try the how-to tonight when i get home from work.

    does sndconfig not work then? do you have to manually install the driver like posted in the howto?

    i'm a newbie so i'm just learning all this stuff.
    thanks for all the help.

  9. #9
    Aaron_Adams
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    Re: sound blaster live not working on redhat 7.2

    I'm not sure about sndconfig, I've never used it, if I did with RH it would have been a long time ago. If you think the module isn't running, as root type '$ /sbin/modprobe emu10k1' That may be all you have to do.

    If not, and the how-to doesn't help I'm sure JimH will have an answer when he comes around.

  10. #10
    JimH
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    Re: sound blaster live not working on redhat 7.2

    does sndconfig not work then? do you have to manually install the driver like posted in the howto?
    With the Sb Live using sndconfig should not be necessary. The installer should automatically detect your card and configure it.

    As the root user, see if the emu10k1 module is loaded. This displays a list of the loaded modules.

    /sbin/lsmod

    If the module isn't loaded look in /etc/modules.conf. You should see lines similiar to this:

    alias sound-slot-0 emu10k1
    post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
    pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :

    If these lines are present try and load the module and see if you get any errors.

    modprobe sound-slot-0

    If you see any errors post them to forum. Try looking in /var/log/messages for any errors referencing emu10k1.

    Jim H


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