Re: Problem with Creative SBLive!
>>>>> "M" == michael <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
M> On Wed, 2005-01-26 at 03:07 +0530, Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:
>> I find that I have the same problem as reported by you here:
>> I too have an "SB Live! 24bit" card but lspci reports it as an
>> Audigy LS.
>> Unfortunately, I can't see any solution posted on the debian
>> mailing list. I was wondering if you found a solution to your
>> problem. I'm running Debian sarge.
M> Yes, lspci also reports my SB Live as Audigy. I've not had time
M> to try it but I believe the best bet is to get the 2.6 kernel
M> and alsa sources, then compile up and install said kernel.
Thanks for the response. I blew the afternoon figuring this out.
Finally, I did the following:
1. Installed the alsa-source-1.0.8-2 debian package from unstable
(this requires that one also install alsa-base, and alsa-utils
from unstable). You might also want to install alsa-oss as well.
2. I was running a stock 2.6 kernel and had module-assistant
installed (along with the kernel headers). So, I simply had to do
# cd /usr/src/
# module-assistant build alsa
Then I installed the resulting debian package like so:
# dpkg -i alsa-modules*.deb
You could also do this in one single step.
# module-assistant auto-install alsa
3. I then ran alsaconfig and everything works. It detects the card
as a "ca0106" (as several sites on the net mention).
I am not sure you need to reboot here but if it still does not
work, maybe a reboot would help.
4. The only problem was that I could not figure out how to set the
card to output only in 2 channel mode (I use headphones rather
than a 7.1 speaker system). After a lot of googling I tried this:
alsaplayer -c2 <some_ogg_file>
This works perfectly. Till that time I was only getting one
Now, everything works beautifully!
I hope this helps. Thanks for CC'ing debian-user. Hopefully other
users won't have to struggle with this again.
BTW, Eduard Bloch has done an amazing job with module-assistant.
Along with Manoj's kernel-package this makes building kernels and
modules such a breeze. Many thanks to both of you! :)