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InvisibleVvellum
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my soundcard + linux
    #3121344 - 09/11/04 04:41 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Hello. I just installed linux. I have a Creative Labs SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS. I was able to configure ALSA and it worked - sound was working great. But after a quick reboot, I got this message:

sound server informational message
error while initializing the sound driver
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (no such device)
the sound server will continue using the null output device


...and then the sound has not worked since.

anybody know what the deal is? here is a link I've been referred to but I have yet to make sense of it: http://opensource.creative.com/sc_faq.html#ALSADrivers

hopefully I can get this card working...if not, ebay it goes.

thanks


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Re: my soundcard + linux [Re: Vvellum]
    #3121358 - 09/11/04 05:03 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

what kernel? 2.4 or 2.6 is your card /dev/dsp. check and make sure your card isnt muted in the alsa mixer i got a error somthing like that i think once


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Re: my soundcard + linux [Re: AhronZombi]
    #3121703 - 09/11/04 11:14 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

thanks for responding

kernel is 2.4.21
dont know if the card is /dev/dsp - I mean, it appears that I dont have that directory
looks like everthing is unmuted in alsamixer...


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Re: my soundcard + linux [Re: Vvellum]
    #3121755 - 09/11/04 11:35 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

You don't have a /dev directory or you don't have a /dev/dsp?

/dev/dsp is a file which is used to communicate between the sound card and linux. Most of the dev filesystem is like this.

If /dev/dsp doesn't exist then the kernel module that is for your sound card is not running/working. What is your experience level (could you achieve a kernel compile?).

What distribution are you running also, 2.4.21 is fairly old.

(just as /proc is for processes)


Edited by utopianglory (09/11/04 11:36 AM)


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InvisibleVvellum
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Re: my soundcard + linux [Re: utopianglory]
    #3122055 - 09/11/04 01:37 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

wait, yeah I have /dev/dsp - guess I missed it.


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Re: my soundcard + linux [Re: Vvellum]
    #3122358 - 09/11/04 02:59 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

most creative soundcards have kernel level support so you dont need ALSA. I suggest looking into compiling your kernel and either loading it as a module, or hard adding it to the kernel.


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Re: my soundcard + linux [Re: Barbi]
    #3122627 - 09/11/04 04:33 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

mnd is right. IME ALSA is buggy as an episode of fear factor. even if you do get it working happily a future prog install is likely to shit it up again. of course, OSS (the module not the concept) isn't so hot either. YMMV tho


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Re: my soundcard + linux [Re: debianlinux]
    #3124634 - 09/12/04 02:39 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

yeah fuck it. I'm using my onboard sound now - im gonna sell the card & pick up another card from a company that is less retarded. got any suggestons?
thanks people.


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Re: my soundcard + linux [Re: Vvellum]
    #3126452 - 09/12/04 06:20 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I always thought that Creative had the best support of any sound cards in Linux?

You should try Linux Mandrake if you haven't done so already. It's kind of dumbed down distro,but hardware usually works fine right after install with minimal setup. I had trouble with some hardware in harder to use distros,but ever since I've been using Manrake I haven't had any problems.


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Re: my soundcard + linux [Re: Vvellum]
    #3170601 - 09/23/04 05:41 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

well I updated my kernel and it works great.
booya.

now time to ditch ati & get down with nvidia.


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Re: my soundcard + linux [Re: Vvellum]
    #3172153 - 09/23/04 10:56 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

maybe if you install kudzu it will configure it for you


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