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Re: [SLE] Soundblaster Live! plat. front bay in 7.3 PE
  • From: jason vinson <jvinson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 09:56:40 -0400
  • Message-id: <1020952604.2310.4.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>From the looks of things, this seems like quite a chore to set up. I am
actually more concerned with getting the RCA in and the Headphone out to
work. I do a bit of DJ'ing and i record myself on my pc via the RCA
connectors. I imagine that since there is no definitive documentation,
this hardware is extremely hard to configure in linux. I'll try it
tonight (alsa drivers and DSP microcode tools, although the later is
probably not needed unless i want to try the digi-ports) and post my
results back to the list.

wish me luck ;)

On Thu, 2002-05-09 at 03:56, Jon Clausen wrote:
> On Thursday 09 May 2002 05:58, Trey Gruel wrote:
> > > Has anyone gotten a SB live platnum front bay (the one with the digital,
> > > midi, rca, etc inputs in it) to work with SuSE 7.3 Professional
> > > Edition? or with any distro for that matter? i would really like to be
> > > able to use this hardware in linux instead of having to boot into
> > > windows to take advantage of it.
> >
> > took me a while to figure that one out, too. the trick for me was to use
> > the alsa sound drivers instead of the standard kernel drivers. not sure
> > if all of the ports on the 'live! drive' are supported, but i know that
> > the headphone jack is.
> Some time ago I spent a lot of time trying to get the digital I/O going... I
> never succeeded. Along the way I tried both OSS (frem Creative) and Alsa
> drivers.
> Somewhere along the way I had the Line I/O (rca) working, But still no luck
> with the Digital. I know that it involves emu-dspmgr & friends, but the
> documentation was sparse, and I got no response from the creative-list. Even
> though I did see some posts that seemed to suggest that *somebody* had it
> working.
> At this point I honestly don't remember which drivers (what versions) did
> what, since I abandoned that whole thing. (I got *really* tired of switching
> around and losing cd-playing and whatnot)
> What I wanted, (still do) was to transfer some DAT-recordings of my band to
> cd. And it seemed to me to be the logical solution to make use of the digital
> input, so as to avoid going through a A-D D-A stage, just to get the sound
> through the wires.
> Just yesterday i had some mailexchenge with someone who told me that,
> effectively *all* digital input on these cards get resampled regardless. So
> staying digital might very well produce a *worse* quality sound, than going
> analog... :(
> In conclusion:
> While I might give a shot with SuSE 8, and the (hopefully) revised drivers,
> I've sort of lost confidence that it will *ever* work right. In the end I'll
> probably just settle for less, and use the analog I/O. At least I know, that
> *that's* possible.
> If anyone ever gets that part of the hardware working properly... puhlease
> let us know...
> Sorry to be the pessimist, but I thought you should know what I know...
> Jon
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