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JimmyJim
May 26th, 2008, 11:47 PM
Hello,

I'm trying to get onboard sound to work due to Creative's poor Linux support. I went to the BIOS (for my Asus A8N SLi Premium) and enabled AC97 sound and saved. I rebooted and there still isn't any sound. What could be wrong?

Thanks

ardvark71
May 27th, 2008, 12:01 AM
Hello,

I'm trying to get onboard sound to work due to Creative's poor Linux support. I went to the BIOS (for my Asus A8N SLi Premium) and enabled AC97 sound and saved. I rebooted and there still isn't any sound. What could be wrong?

Thanks

Hi...

What is the chipset, specifically? If it's an X-Fi, this thread may be of help...

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=239981

Hope this helps...:)

Best Regards...

JimmyJim
May 27th, 2008, 12:09 AM
Hi...

What is the chipset, specifically? If it's an X-Fi, this thread may be of help...

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=239981

Hope this helps...:)

Best Regards...

It is X-Fi (XtremeMusic to be specific). I'll check out that thread. Thanks.

Happy_Man
May 27th, 2008, 12:13 AM
Interesting... I have Creative sound and it has always worked fine for me.

OpposingForce
May 27th, 2008, 12:41 AM
Interesting... I have Creative sound and it has always worked fine for me.

It's probably an Audigy or older. Linux support is poor with the xfi because it uses a completely new and different chipset. Meaning basically that anyone with the card is screwed (well there's a workaround..OSS4, but I've been having some trouble with it). But I just read on the ALSA site that Creative has supplied the alsa team with data sheets so hopefully ALSA will be fully supporting the xfi soon.

JimmyJim
May 27th, 2008, 04:08 AM
Hi...

What is the chipset, specifically? If it's an X-Fi, this thread may be of help...

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=239981

Hope this helps...:)

Best Regards...

I tried that method and I'm still getting beeps from my motherboard rather than sound. I tried the ossdetect -v and ossinfo and it gives all the info for my sound card. Does something else have to be configured? I don't see what I'm doing wrong here.

Thanks again.

ardvark71
May 27th, 2008, 06:12 AM
I tried that method and I'm still getting beeps from my motherboard rather than sound. I tried the ossdetect -v and ossinfo and it gives all the info for my sound card. Does something else have to be configured? I don't see what I'm doing wrong here.

Thanks again.

Hi...

From the link I gave, it appears that getting your chipset to work is a hit and miss proposition. :(

Have you tried any of the drivers mentioned?

http://www.opensound.com/download.cgi

http://ca.creative.com/support/downloads/download.asp?MainCategory=209&nRegionFK=&nCountryFK=&nLanguageFK=&sOSName=Linux&region=1&Product_Name=Sound+Blaster+X-Fi+Fatal1ty&Product_ID=14000&modelnumber=&driverlang=1033&OS=12&drivertype=0&x=22&y=11

Best Regards...