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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    No Sound - Sound Blaster Live

    I have been working with computers since 1984 but im new to linux.
    I have a sound blaster live card but cant get any sound in 9.04. I got sound from 8.10.
    i have checked the forums and others with my problem got no answers. What is the solution to my problem ?.
    Please help me, i hate windows and i want to make the switch to ubuntu permanent but i am still to new and am having a hard time understanding linux. please help me fix my sound problem


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    2 exits past crazy
    Lubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Re: No Sound - Sound Blaster Live

    Please post the output of the following commands:
    lspci -knn
    lsmod | grep snd

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009

    Re: No Sound - Sound Blaster Live

    I also have soundblaster live, and have had sound in ubuntu before. But now, in version 9.10, the sound was gone.

    Here is my output from those commands:

    lspci -knn

    lspci -knn00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 [13f6:0111] (rev 10) 
        Kernel driver in use: C-Media PCI 
        Kernel modules: snd-cmipci 
    00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 [1102:0002] (rev 04) 
        Kernel driver in use: EMU10K1_Audigy 
        Kernel modules: snd-emu10k1
    00:0a.1 Input device controller [0980]: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port [1102:7002] (rev 01) 
        Kernel driver in use: Emu10k1_gameport 
        Kernel modules: emu10k1-gp
    lsmod | grep snd

    snd_emu10k1_synth       6140  0 
    snd_emux_synth         32860  1 snd_emu10k1_synth 
    snd_seq_virmidi         5628  1 snd_emux_synth 
    snd_seq_midi_emul       6332  1 snd_emux_synth 
    snd_emu10k1           135136  3 snd_emu10k1_synth 
    snd_ac97_codec        101216  1 snd_emu10k1 
    snd_cmipci             33408  2 
    ac97_bus                1532  1 snd_ac97_codec 
    snd_pcm_oss            37920  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          16028  1 snd_pcm_oss 
    snd_pcm                75296  4 snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec,snd_cmipci,snd_pcm_oss 
    snd_page_alloc          9156  2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm 
    snd_util_mem            4156  2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1 
    snd_opl3_lib           10396  1 snd_cmipci 
    snd_hwdep               7200  3 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1,snd_opl3_lib 
    snd_seq_dummy           2656  0 
    snd_mpu401_uart         6940  1 snd_cmipci 
    snd_seq_oss            28576  0 
    snd_seq_midi            6432  0 
    snd_rawmidi            22208  4 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_midi 
    snd_seq_midi_event      6940  3 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi 
    snd_seq                50224  9 snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_midi_emul,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event 
    gameport               11368  3 snd_cmipci,emu10k1_gp 
    snd_timer              22276  4 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib,snd_seq 
    snd_seq_device          6920  9 snd_emu10k1_synth,snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1,snd_opl3_lib,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq 
    snd                    59204  24 snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec,snd_cmipci,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib,snd_hwdep,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device 
    soundcore               7264  1 snd
    I looked at the output of the second command and recognised the ac97 codec belonging to the integrated sound on my motherboard.

    I went to System > Preferences > Sound and, sure enough, I had two sound devices listed under hardware.

    I went to input and output, and switched to the second sound device on the list, and now my sound is working again.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Re: No Sound - Sound Blaster Live

    ok, i recently had this problem upgrading to 9.10
    Check your kernels, and make sure your using the latest one.
    Do a system test, under system. and if it shows up there.
    put "aplay -l" and it shows no sound card. it may be your kernels.
    good luck.

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