> I have a Dell Dimension 8300 desktop computer with both integrated
> sound and a Sound Blaster Live! series sound card. I have recently
> installed Fedora Core 1 on this computer to work alongside Windows XP.
> During the installation process, the Sound Card detection screen did
> not appear as it should have. After the software was installed, I went
> to Main Menu - System Settings - Sound Card Detection but it said that
> it could not find any sound card. As of now, my Linux system can only
> use the internal speaker on my computer. Please let me know what could
> possibly be wrong. Thanks.
> P.S. I am an absolute beginner with Linux so please don't get too
> technical :-)
Firstly - search the news group before you make these posts. There is a
near exact same thread below that has troubleshooting for the same issue
on FC3. Heres my answer to that...
Subject: Re: SB Live on Fedora Core 3
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2005 10:51:56 +1100
Quote:> Where do I start debugging this?
Put an "lsmod" here for us to look at. I run the SB LIVE! card myself, and
have never had any issues. I have pre-compiled in support for the cards
into my kernel, but it should work just as well as a module. Make sure
"emu10k1 is actually inserted into the running kernel.
Have you tried doing things as root - it may be a permissions issue. Maybe
also check the symlinks for /dev/mixer and /dev/dsp, ideally they should
point to something like mixer0 and dsp0.
Also, chopping out some of your "dmesg" boot log may be helpful here -
again post what is necessary only. For my working setup, I have the
following ALSA assignment being picked up:
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.4 (Mon May 17 14:31:44 2004 UTC).
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:0d.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:00:09.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:01:00.0
ALSA device list:
#0: Sound Blaster Live! (rev.7) at 0xd000, irq 11
The last fella had issues basically due to muted output - play with the
system mixer volume settings, and go from there. Mainly, make sure the
sound module is loaded, and ALSA is picking up everything.
"Linux... because rebooting is for adding new hardware!"