[techtalk] sound card

Lyta Alexander lyta at sk.sympatico.ca
Sat Jan 6 23:02:39 EST 2001

On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Elizabeth Wright wrote:
> i've got instructions on how to configure the sound system.  i log in as
> root, stick in the first cd that came with the book, and start an x-terminal
> session.  i type sndconfig and get their little blue magic window.  it has
> the correct sound card detected (i've got a Creative SoundBlaster Live card)
> but when it runs the test, I dont hear anything.  i've tried locating the
> card manually by looking in the /proc directory (which didnt do anything if
> i remember right) and also by looking through the boot log <more
> /var/log/dmesg>, which detected the correct card, but once again running the
> test I dont hear a thing.  I dont get any warning beeps or bells ever
> (althogh I'm not sure that I ever should... since i've never seen/heard
> what's supposed to happen when i do various things).
try as root typing : lsmod
you are looking for a module called emu10k1
if it is there maybe the volume is get very low by default, you probably
have a mixer program installed though i've no idea what gui mixers there
if lsmod doesn't show the emu10k1 module
modprobe emu10k1

> whee!!  i'm finally playing with linux! this is so fun!  i've got scads to
> learn, and no time!  but i love learning things.  ok yeah i think that's it.
> sorry it's so long... anybody have ideas for me?
> thanks a million,
> bets

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