Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146831
SystemSettings-Sound Card Detection does not detect SoundBlaster Live! 24-bit
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:59 EST
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Description of problem:
"SystemSettings-Sound Card Detection" does not detect SoundBlaster
The resulting message is "No sound cards detected".
"Open volume control" results in "Sorry, no mixer elements and/or
"SystemTools-Hardware browser" does not list any sound cards
However my /etc/sysconfig/hwconf file contains the following entry:
desc: "Creative Labs SB Audigy LS"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Sound Card Detection
Actual Results: No sound available
Expected Results: Sound card should be detected and sound should be
According to the Sound Blaster site this card is supported by the kernel
The sound card is working fine: my machine is a dual boot and when
machine is booted with WinXP, the sound card works without any problems.
I have this exact problem. I had it with FC2 and now am having the
same problem with FC3. Sound card works great under Windows (sadly)
Same here with Fedora Core 4 Test 1 and an integrated Creative Sound Blaster
Live! 24 bit in my MSI K8N Platinum
the output for my system-config-soundcard is:
gtk.FALSE is deprecated, use False instead
self.box = gtk.VBox(gtk.FALSE, 8)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/system-config-soundcard/system-config-soundcard.py", line 46,
app = soundcard.childWindow()
File "/usr/share/system-config-soundcard/soundcard.py", line 87, in __init__
self.device, self.module, self.maker, self.model =
File "/usr/share/system-config-soundcard/soundcardBackend.py", line 106, in
maker, model = string.split(description, " ", 1)
ValueError: need more than 1 value to unpack
someone can fix this?
Patrick can you change the version from fc3 to f4-test1? Hope someone can see it
and fix it :)
It is an alsa bug, fixed in CVS and patch will be in version 1.09...
Fedora Core 4 will have 1.09? Hope...
Some fresh news:
alsa's #901 patch is already in 2.6.12rc1
[ALSA] Add support for Audigy2LS on MSI motherboard
Add support for Audigy2LS on MSI motherboard.
Fixes Bug #0901
Signed-off-by: James Courtier-Dutton <James@superbug.demon.co.uk>
Signed-off-by: Takashi Iwai <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fedora Core 4 kernel version 2.6.11-1.1191_FC4 has all 2.6.12rc1 patches
(right?) and also alsa patch for MSI.
So I've installed this kernel under my Fedora Core 4 test 1, now soundcard seems
to work but still this issues:
1) gnome volume control panel won't open (I've used alsamixer to put up the volume)
2) if I play an audio file seems to be played well (with old kernel "no
soundcard" alert popup), but there is no sound.
I'm the only one that I've this kind of motherboard and Fedora Core 4 test 1????
Link to red-hat bug number 901 is UNRELATED, I think bugzilla make an automatic
link without asking me...
Bug number 901 is related to alsa driver, see comment #3 for the correct link :)
Ok gnome volume panel goes ok with 2.10 final.
Now I play in xmms perfectly, trouble with tvtime, still no sound.
I have a similar problem with Soundblaster 16bit. Do the Fedora programmers
realize the importance of sound? It works fine in Knoppix.
Seems that with Creative sound there is a problem that Creative doesn't provide
documentation about its sound card to alsa project.
join Creative's forum and make our voice bigger!
Unfortunately, there's nothing that system-config-soundcard can do more.
You need support for the card in the kernel, for it to show up as having a
driver in /etc/sysconfig/hwconf (generated by kudzu, the original bug report had
"unknown"), for system-config-soundcard to work properly.
If you have troubles with this card, please open another bug against the
Nima, an ISA SoundBlaster 16 problem isn't the same as a PCI SoundBlaster 24
problem. You might want to look at bug #127765 and bug #146888.