Bug 75807 - No sound with SB Live
Summary: No sound with SB Live
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-10-12 21:12 UTC by MH
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:47 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-08 15:45:15 UTC
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Description MH 2002-10-12 21:12:01 UTC
Description of Problem:  
After performing a clean install of RH 8.0 I lost sound, even though sndconfig  
appears to have correctly identified and loaded the necessary modules for my  
sound card. lsmod generates the following output: 
Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: P 
parport_pc             19108   1  (autoclean) 
lp                      8996   0  (autoclean) 
parport                37152   1  (autoclean) [parport_pc lp] 
emu10k1                68840   0  (autoclean) 
ac97_codec             13384   0  (autoclean) [emu10k1] 
sound                  74228   0  (autoclean) [emu10k1] 
soundcore               6500   7  (autoclean) [emu10k1 sound] 
agpgart                42912   0  (autoclean) 
autofs                 13348   0  (autoclean) (unused) 
nfs                    82660   1  (autoclean) 
lockd                  58096   1  (autoclean) [nfs] 
sunrpc                 79420   1  (autoclean) [nfs lockd] 
3c59x                  30608   1 
mousedev                5524   0 
keybdev                 2976   0  (unused) 
hid                    22244   0  (unused) 
input                   5888   0  [mousedev keybdev hid] 
usb-uhci               26188   0  (unused) 
usbcore                77056   1  [hid usb-uhci] 
aic7xxx               137140   2 
sd_mod                 13552   4 
scsi_mod              107144   2  [aic7xxx sd_mod] 
/etc/modules.conf includes the following line: 
alias sound-slot-0 emu10k1 
as well as related pre-load and post-remove directives 
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):  
How Reproducible:  
Clean install of RH 8.0 
Steps to Reproduce:  
1. install RH 8.0   
Actual Results:  
No sound 
Expected Results:  
Working sound 
Additional Information:  
Sound card worked just fine under a previous installation of RH 7.2 
sndconfig correctly detects the sound card and offers to "test" the sound, but 
when clicking on the test button, no sound is produced.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-10-14 20:27:35 UTC
are you using something like the digital out ?

Comment 2 Jack Neely 2002-11-22 21:25:10 UTC
I think I may have duplicated this.  I have a machine that I just installed 8.0
on with a SB Live and a built in Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (which I've never
gotten to work...hence the SB Live).  I can't get modules for the card to load
and the SB Live does not appear in the output of lspci which I think is most
weird.  Worked fine in 7.3.

Comment 3 Jack Neely 2002-11-22 21:39:55 UTC
Sorry...my error.  Definately detect the sound card.  Just get no sound.  Please

Comment 4 Kevin Davies 2002-12-22 22:43:48 UTC
Have you got a USB webcam attached to your machine? If you disconnect it and 
reboot, does sound work after a modprobe emu10k1?
If so see bug 69945 and bug 77178 for problem descriptions.

Have you tried to load the driver manually? While root, 
type modprobe emu10k1 and then see if sound starts working. 


Kevin Davies

Comment 5 Kevin Davies 2002-12-22 22:54:50 UTC
Also probably related to bug 75015. It looks like kudzu us having a problem 
with USB audio devices and breaks the sound configuration on reboot. This  
includes webcams with an inbuilt microphone.

Comment 6 Alan Cox 2003-06-05 12:14:23 UTC
Closing as here has been no activity following the very sensible comment about
the webcam problem

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