Bug 178907 - No sound with "Creative Labs SB Audigy LS"
Summary: No sound with "Creative Labs SB Audigy LS"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-01-25 11:27 UTC by Thomas M Steenholdt
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:24 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 06:06:12 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
output of lspci -vv on the system in question (12.26 KB, text/plain)
2006-01-25 11:28 UTC, Thomas M Steenholdt
no flags Details
output of lsmod on the system in question (2.18 KB, text/plain)
2006-01-25 11:29 UTC, Thomas M Steenholdt
no flags Details

Description Thomas M Steenholdt 2006-01-25 11:27:14 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have a Shuttle SD11G5 with SB Audigy LS built in.

There is just no sound!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install FC rawhide on a similar system
2. wait for sound


Actual Results:  nothing

Expected Results:  we should have been surprised how great it sounds.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Thomas M Steenholdt 2006-01-25 11:28:23 UTC
Created attachment 123661 [details]
output of lspci -vv on the system in question

Comment 2 Thomas M Steenholdt 2006-01-25 11:29:25 UTC
Created attachment 123662 [details]
output of lsmod on the system in question

Comment 3 Thomas M Steenholdt 2006-01-25 11:31:57 UTC
thought the contents of my modprobe.conf might be of interest, so here it is!

[root@n-a4831aa7936b4 ~]# cat /etc/modprobe.conf
alias eth0 tg3
alias scsi_hostadapter ata_piix
alias snd-card-0 snd-ca0106
options snd-card-0 index=0
options snd-ca0106 index=0
remove snd-ca0106 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; };
/sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-ca0106

let me know if I can provide you with any more info!

I DID confirm that sound actually works on the box.

Comment 4 Thomas M Steenholdt 2006-02-18 09:21:36 UTC
It seems like the drivers/kernel are actually working fine and the problem is
nothing more than a default mixer setting (could be that default are made in the
hardware, i don't know)

As it turns out, MUTING IEC958 output, makes normal(analog) sound work just fine.

The command that makes this work for me is:

    amixer -c 0 sset IEC958,0 mute

I'm moving this bug til Anaconda, since I'm not entirely sure who is genaring
the default alsa configuration, but know it done during installation.

It may be that I just need to accept the defaults since they are determined
elsewhere, but it seems like effectively disabling ANALOG output by default is
not quite the right thing to do (not in 2006 anyways) :o)

Let me know what you think

Comment 5 Thomas M Steenholdt 2006-02-18 09:22:46 UTC
Oh, and since this does not seem to be kernel related at all, all the newer
kernel versions exhibit the same behaviour - of course!

Comment 6 Thomas M Steenholdt 2006-02-18 09:45:49 UTC
For the sake of completenes, i've had to change the preferences of the volume
control applet to use "CA0106 (Alsa Mixer)" as the device and "Analog Front" as
the track to control... Defaults were different, but i'm not sure of exactly how
things were before i started fiddling.

These changes also make sense to me, as normally i'd expect that the volume
control of my desktop OS to control my front speakers. 

Makes sense to you guys too?

Comment 7 Thomas M Steenholdt 2006-02-21 06:06:12 UTC
This is working out-of-the-box in FC5test3, closing...

I'm closing as RAWHIDE since I don't know which component or version for sure.
There is a chance this has been fixed in anaconda for a while or something which
is only taking effect on reinstallation.

Comment 8 Miloš Komarčević 2006-03-25 19:23:18 UTC
I'm still seeing weird behaviour in FC5 final. This is i386 version installed on
a MSI K8N Diamond with Athlon64 and SB Live 24.

To get any sound out of the system, Digital-1 on the OSS device needs to be
muted (wth???), while the IEC958 checkbox on the ALSA device needs to be off.
The only volume control that gives any change is Analog Front, but at least it's

However, there's a big problem with OSS apps: you can't control the volume, and
RealPlayer e.g. becomes a real CPU hog for some reason, only reacts every few
seconds or so...

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