Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65530
No CD sound, midi sound poor
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
I installed Red Hat 7.2 and upgraded to version 7.3. I have a Sound Blaster
Live card and I'm using the provided emu10k1 driver. Also, I have digital
speakers. I was not able to get sound while using Gnome Desktop, so in
troubleshooting I switched to KDE.
When trying to play a midi file, I get an occasional squeak but nothing else.
No CDs work. The sndconfig detects the correct card and the "Linus Torvalds"
test voice works.
In order to get some sound, I have to:
1) Type-in emu-config -d (to enable the digital speakers output).
2) Open KMIX and place the left/right balance slider one notch to the right
(if I leave it in the center or anything to the left nothing plays).
3) Play a midi file and the sound plays, but is "incomplete."
4) KDE's CD Player ("KsCD") does not work at all and neither does "CD Player".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RedHat 7.2
2. Upgrade to 7.3
3. No sound at all
4. See description for additional steps
Actual Results: Prior to running the steps in the description, I got no
sound. After running the steps listed in the description, I got midi sound
(that is almost right), wav files play OK, but no CD Player sound.
Expected Results: I expected to have normal sound from midi files, wav files,
and from music CDs. I have two players, a CD/DVD player and a CD burner.
Neither one plays. This is a dual boot system, and both players work when I
boot into Windows 2000.
I read bug 64578 and it is close, but not the same problem, and the fixes
listed (emu-config -B off) don't fix this problem.
if 7.2 did work then something funky is going on..
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