does anyone know if the linux soundblaster live driver works for sound
blaster live value? the driver is at:
Thanks in advance,
Andrew de los Reyes
Yes, it works just fine. I'm using it on the 2.0.6 kernel. You'll have to open
up vim, and edit the install script and the module, so that it installs on 2.0.6
and higher, as well as rename the module to the appropriate kernel version.
Otherwise, you're stuck with using kernel 2.0.5.
Just make sure that when you edit it, you type 'vim -b <modulename>', or you'll
change some bytes in the file you didn't mean to. If you need to add any
digits, replace one of the following NUL bytes with the extra digit, or if
your version has one less digit, change one of the existing digits in the file
Quote:> Works passably well under SuSE 6.1 (kernel 2.2.7...a little text
> hacking was necessary, but minor). No MIDI, but everything
> else is okay...
> - Will
>> Works passably well under SuSE 6.1 (kernel 2.2.7...a little text
>> hacking was necessary, but minor). No MIDI, but everything
>> else is okay...
Quote:>login as root
>download sblive-0.2b.tar.gz to a temp directory and extract it.
>(tar xzvf sblive-0.2b.tar.gz)
>This will create a new directory called 'package' . Change to this directory
>edit the script named 'install_sblive' so that it looks for your kernel.
>Move the cursor to the 5th line where it says V2=2.2.5
>Move your cursor under the '5'
>type (rx [x=the patch level, in your case 7] so type r7)
>save the file and exit
>( :wq! )
>next (and last) rename sblive.0-2.2.5 sblive.o-2.2.7
>(mv sblive.o-2.2.5 sblive.o-2.2.7)
>now run install_sblive
>it will tell you to reboot. That isn't neccesary unless you add a line to your /etc/conf.modules file to force the driver to load under the wrong kernel ( I haven't figured out what to add, yet)
>anyway, you can do that manually:
>unload the soundcore.o module
>(modprobe -r soundcore) --it isn't neccesary, but if you get any errors, your problem isn't sblive
>load it again
>(insmod -f sblive) --this should turn on you sblive. if not, reboot and load the modules again
>test it: locate a sound file and type:
>( cat [ path to the sound file goes here] > [this is the redirection symbol] /dev/audio
>another test (requires microphone)
>( dd bs=16k count=10 </dev/audio >test.wav ) --this records 10 seconds of 16 bit audio to a wave file
>play it back:
>( cat test.wav > /dev/audio )
I have two questions on Sound Blaster PCI128 and Live! Value support.
1. Are these soundcards directly supported by OpenBSD?
2. Are these soundcards supported by the sb device driver? This wouldn't be
ideal (e.g. half duplex output), but at least sound would work.