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By edward ·
First off, let me say that im totally new to linux,Ive been running windows 95, 98, ect. for many years now, and ive never had a hardware problem i couldnt fix or figure out.
Ive been reading alot about linux, on the web, so i decide to go purchaseit, there were several choices to choose from, i ended up buying, SuSE linux 6.3
Anyways, installation went pretty smooth, i just cant get my sound card to work.
Its a creative soundblaster live soundcard.
My Graphic card is a creative 3d blastertnt2 ultra 32mb, and im not sure how to configure it , i tryed using sax but im not sure what to put when it wants the names of my chipset and memory and clock vendor names or something like that. I set the amount of memory to 32000 and dac to 300..cause it supports it.
I get some lines going up and down on my monitor but its pretty clear.
Back to the sound card..i know i need drivers for it and found some on the linux cd's and loaded them, and it worked for awile.
Now every time i log on, the xconsole says t

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by csheltcomp In reply to soundcard problem

Sounds a little flaky, but reload the drivers on the soundcard. The video card may not have full support and you may have to run at a lower rate(standard vga) until you can get the right video drivers.

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by edward In reply to soundcard problem

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by TrentCook In reply to soundcard problem

OK
from the console ... not X type
Xconfigurator ... to re setup your X or use whatever Xconfig u like.

Pick a low resolution and only pick one to start just to get it up and running 8x6 at 16 bit color or 1024x768 at 16 bit.

If you have itto always boot to X and want to go to console first edit the /etc/inittab file and change your id:5:initdefault: to id:initdefault:

That way your system will at least boot up if your X gets blasted

HTH

Trent

pick your monitor or if it isnt there 65hz is a pretty safe refresh rate if you cant find any documentation. (17")

do that then run sndconfig from the console, not a xterminal...this will automaticall probe for your sound card and test it for ya...should work fine.

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by administrator In reply to soundcard problem

I have been using SuSe 6.2 and also have a Creative sound card. I found a site that has developed some sound drivers for Creative boards and who offer a sample to try out. The sample/demo only works for 20 minutes at a time, so from the point of loading the sound driver you get 20mins and then have to reload.

You can purchase the software for continuous working and you can get the site address from the Creative web site, sorry I can't remember the address.

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by morgen In reply to soundcard problem

Since you are a windows person, let me explain this in somewhat dos/windows terms. You know how in dos you can load a CD ROM driver, but you don't get a drive letter until you load mscdex.exe? In linux, you need a sound driver and a sound system. You may have the sound DRIVER loaded, but not a sound SYSTEM. With SUSE, you get OSS, a commercial sound system. You need to get back in to YAST and load the OSS package (or use a different package tool, but I recommend YAST if you're new to this.) Then, let's say you have the correct sound drivers loaded in your module. Just go to a shell (from X or not, it doesn't matter) and simply type 'oss' and press enter.

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by carini In reply to soundcard problem

I have SuSE 6.3 with 2.2.13-SMP kernel.

It's not clear what exactly is your problem (i nedd to know your kernel and MB model).

On my MB ABIT BP6 dual celeron I found known problem when you put sound card in slot #3, ... try to send me more info or go to http://www.euronet.nl/~mailme/

Unfortunately with your info no futher answer is possible.

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