FC2/Sound Blaster Live! (emu10k1) problem

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Tue Jul 13 13:11:26 UTC 2004

On Mon, Jul 12, 2004 at 11:58:17PM -0400, linux-5ZoueyuiTZhBDgjK7y7TUQ at public.gmane.org wrote:
>   Forgive me up front for not being as detailed as I normally try to be. I
> am trying to help a friend out who has just switched to Linux (Fedora
> Core 2). So far it's been a pretty pain-free experience -but- her audio
> is a little messed up which I am hoping someone else has come across and
> fixed because Google is failing me at the moment.
>   She has an ASUS mainboard with an Athlon 800 CPU and a PCI SB Live!
> sound card. The sound -works- in that the sound card detection plays the
> test sound and she can play videos and music but she can't open the
> mixer. When she tries to right-click on the volume control and select
> "Open Volume Control" it prints the error: "Sorry, no mixer element
> and/or devices found". This means that things like being able to mute,
> mouse ver the volume control and adjust the volume with the mouse scroll
> wheel and such doesn't work.
>   Anyone seen this or might have a tip of where I should look? Thanks!!

Which sound driver are you using?  emu10k1 (OSS Lite) or snd-emu10k1

ALSA is highly recomended over OSS lite.

If you are using alsa, make sure the oss emulation is enabled too, or oss
applications can't access sound, even though alsa aware applications can.

Try alsamixer or alsamixergui if you are using the alsa driver.

Lennart Sorensen
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