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Followup to: Re: [opensuse] arts, alsa and oss
  • From: Clayton <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 08:29:31 +0100
  • Message-id: <e29967880701282329s60139c53rd587d086a59ecddf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
More on this sound thing... done a lot of digging, and found out that
the SoundBlaster Live! series all use the emu10k1 driver EXCEPT the
Live! 24 (the card I have). That one only works with the ca0106
driver. So SUSE is using the correct driver for this card.

Just an addendum to this annoying sound problem I've been having.

I finally gave up on getting the Sound Blaster Live! 24 working right.
It's worth noting that the silly thing did work in most cases. It
only caused problems with MPlayer (a strobing error message about not
being able to find a mixer) and Cedega/Wine (anything that used OSS
sound wouldn't work with sound at all).

I replaced the SB Live! 24 (ca0106 chipset) with a SB Live! 5.1
(emu10k1 chipset) I found on the local used computer-parts market, and
changed the driver over with YaST. Immediate improvement... as in
everything started working and no more strobing error messages. I
have sound in all apps. Any app that wants to use OSS works perfectly
using the ALSA wrapper for OSS.

Moral of the story... don't use a SB Live! 24 I guess.

Anyway, problem solved by changing the hardware.

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