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Re: How do I configure Audigy LS Soundcard? ALSA, Etch, 7.1 speaker

On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 11:13:44PM +0200, Søren Christensen wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 12:02:17PM +0200, steef wrote:
> [...]
> > what kernel are you using? what distro? did you compile the alsa-driver 
> > yourself or are you using the debian_version (built-in in the 
> > 2.6.x-kernels)? did you install alsa-utils and/or alsa-base and the 
> > alsa-libs?
> Ok, perhaps I've been a bit sparse on informations.
> Kernel: 2.6.15-1-486
> Distro: Etch
> Soundcard: Sound Blaster Audigy SE
> chipset: CA0106
> I'm using the alsa-driver from Debian, and I have installed alsa-base
> and alsa-utils and alsa-libs
> > are you using the right chip? if you read the adequate webpages on the 
> > alsa-website you can see that different soundblaster_cards need 
> > different chips. maybe that is the problem?
> > 
> > I myself prefer to compile/install the driver-source (--tar.gz) as root 
> > in/from the directory /usr/source/alsa directly into the kernel. that 
> > works only if you install your kernelheaders and get rid of a small 
> > 'lockup-file' within lib/modules/kernel &&.
> > install as root alsa-libs and alsa-utils as well. on this way I got a - 
> > really good!- sound immediately out of my soundblaster-card. the 
> > on_board intel8x0 sound chip seems to confuse, when turned on *together* 
> > with the soundblaster_card, my audio_programs. that 's the reason i 
> > turned it off.
> I think I would make it a module, perhaps because compiling it into the
> kernel seems to be to difficult for me, but ...
> > by the way: did you put snd-ca0106 in /etc/modules ?
> no, I will do so, and reboot.

Now I have output. White noise. When there is sound output (for example
from xmms) there is white noise in the speakers. That is, if I un-check
SPDIF-Out in GNOME-alsamixer.

It points in the direction of compiling a new driver. Is there somewhere
a guide to do that?


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