Am new to lInux and I have installed Fedora3. I want to configure my sound card....is there any drivers/files I need to download ..I have creative labs sound card ..Pls guide me where I can get more info to configure
Also, in Fedora, try Menu [Button]-> System Settings -> Soundcard Detection - from the resulting dialog box click the 'Play Sound' Button. You hopefully should hear a few guitar chords being played, if the system could detect your sound card.
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Peter , I tried that , but I couldn't hear any sound
The command for Fedora is something like system-config-sound[card], but that just runs the same app the you get from the desktop menu.
First the dumb questions, since they tend to give me the most problems:
1. Are the speakers plugged into the proper jack and powered up?
2. If this is a dual-boot system, can Windows make them work?
To do in-depth diagnosis, it's useful to know the model of the soundcard, especially if it's a pre-PCI bus model. I take it this is not a motherboard with integrated sound. Hmmm. come to think of it, if you have a recend vinatge mobo with builtin sound, you'll have to make sure you're configuring the sound card and not the motherboard sound!
For a PCI-bus soundcard, you should be able to see it using the lspci utility.
To ensure the drivers loaded, the items of interest are /etc/modules.conf (or whatever it's named in FC3 - I forget) and /proc/modules. The modules.conf file is where the soundcard config (driver load) info is placed, and /proc/modules will show whether the drivers loaded OK.
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Googling for "Creative Labs [SB Live! Value] EMU10k1X" show's there are difficulties with this chips. The machine is a Dell?
You could do some investigations:
Which distro do you use? SuSe, Fedore, Ubuntu, ...? Perhaps they have a forum, where you may get more help.
I'm not sound-expert. Also note: There are two different sound-systems: ALSA and OSS. Depending on your chipset, the one or the other works better, and if it's working with both, alsa is preferred today, but sometimes OSS would work, while alsa wouldn't. And depending on your distribution, one of them might be setup. Changing to the other system might be some work.
Hello Mary, I am no Linux expert, but a friend helped me install RedHat Fedora Core 4 on my Dell Latitude 610 laptop. Initially, we could not get the sound to work either. I did a search on Google as follows:
Red Hat Fedora Sound Dell Latitude
and found the following link which helped resolve the problem.
Basically, all I had to do was to enable the "External Amplifier"
To do that under Gnome:
1. Go to the Applications menu 2. Go to the Sound & Video sub menu 3. Pick Volume Control sub menu option 4. Select Switches Tab 5. Click on the External Amplifier check box to enable it 6. Save and reboot Linux
If you had the same problem/configuration that I have, you should be all set.