[quote author=pbharris link=board=1;threadid=5343;start=0#52019 date=1034780802]
well the number one thing is:
is emu10k1 loaded.
number 2
is the volume turned up.
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First, I'd like to thank everyone for the quick response. Red Hat 8.0 recognizes the SBLive 5.1 sound card. I see it in the sound detection program and it shows it at initial load. I can play CDs and DVDs but have absolutely no desktop sounds in either KDE or Gnome. This problem exists on several computers here and no one here can figure it out. I have made some phone calls so please be a little patient with us while we try out some of the solutions below to see if we can get any of them to work.
Once again, thanks, we greatly appreciate it. We're really trying to learn Linux, but quite frankly it's kicking our butts.

Courage