Need some sound advice - SB Live!
Argh! - HOWTO overload.
I've got a Sound Blaster Live Value. I'm running Debian Testing. I've build my own kernel 2.4.17 from kernel-source package. I did build the emu10k1 module. I ran modconf and selected emu10k1. emu10k1 loads fine without errors. I can cp some .wav files to /dev/audio and hear the sound. Some .wav files sound ok, some others sound bad.
For what it's worth:
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
emu10k1 51008 0
ac97_codec 9696 0 [emu10k1]
NVdriver 818912 14 (autoclean)
8139too 13152 1
I'm a bit frustrated by the HOWTOs. I've found many that show various steps (but not always the same steps), but none that really explain the reasons for all the steps -- so that means I don't really understand if a step applies to me.
I've also seen HOWTOs that show a bunch of lines to add to modules.conf. Again, I'm not sure if that applies to me or not.
I think I need soundcore, but I'm not clear what kernel config I should use to build it. I'm not clear if I need ALSA or OSS in addition.
I'm really the kind of person that likes to understand the reasons behind the configurations -- which is why I picked Debain.
Anyone know of a good document that's up to date, and also explains the various components and how they fit together? It would be a nice bonus if it helped me get my sound working, too. ;) I would like to get sound working, but I'd like to come away learning something, too.
Then, once I get hardware sound working, it would be very helpful to know what I need for a mixer and CD/MP3 player to make use of it, too.
Oh, here's part of my kernel config
fgrep SOUND /boot/config-2.4.17 | grep -v ^#
Thanks very much,