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Old 21st January 2007, 11:38 PM
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Unhappy Sound Quit Working

I'm running Fedora Core 6, 64 bit, currently kernel 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6. I have a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Professional.
I installed a few days ago, everything was working perfectly until this afternoon my sound quit working for no obvious reason. The first thing I did was System - Administration - Soundcard Detection. It sees my sound card and my motherboard's on board sound. The Creative Labs SB Audigy is the default card. The sound module is snd-emu10k1. So far everything seems good. Down below, the PCM device is blank. When the firstboot wizard ran, there were about seven different choices here, now there are none. I'm pretty sure that the problem is here somewhere. When I play the sound test, it immediately asks me if I heard the sound, there is no time for a sound to actually play. If I look into Alsamixer or kmix, there is nothing there, no sliders or anything just blank. Trying some things I found online, I did a
chmod 777 /dev/audio* /dev/dsp* /dev/mixer*
that didn't appear to do anything. I tried alsaconf as root, command not found. When I try to play a file I get some of the following messages

Cannot open the audio device. Another application may be using it.

Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device: default can't be opened for playback (No such file or directory)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

Could not open/initialize audio device -> no sound.

I have tried to do a modprobe snd-emu10k1, that seemed to have no effect, the module appears to be loaded alright. What is responsible for loading the possible default PCM devices? Thank you for any help you can provide, I've exhausted evrything I can think of to restore my sound. It's very annoying not to have it.

Here is the output of lsmod
Module Size Used by
snd_intel8x0 46825 0
snd_emu10k1_synth 16833 0
snd_emux_synth 48961 1 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_seq_virmidi 17345 1 snd_emux_synth
snd_seq_midi_emul 15553 1 snd_emux_synth
snd_emu10k1 141281 1 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_ac97_codec 125849 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_emu10k1
snd_ac97_bus 11585 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_util_mem 14273 2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep 19913 2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
vfat 22977 1
fat 68465 1 vfat
nfs 288793 1
nfsd 287721 17
exportfs 15041 1 nfsd
lockd 83441 3 nfs,nfsd
nfs_acl 12481 2 nfs,nfsd
autofs4 34249 2
sunrpc 196617 13 nfs,nfsd,lockd,nfs_acl
ip_conntrack_ftp 17489 0
ip_conntrack_netbios_ns 11713 0
ipt_REJECT 13505 1
xt_state 11073 10
ip_conntrack 71113 3 ip_conntrack_ftp,ip_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_state
nfnetlink 16777 1 ip_conntrack
xt_tcpudp 12097 12
iptable_filter 11969 1
ip_tables 31017 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 31305 4 ipt_REJECT,xt_state,xt_tcpudp,ip_tables
cpufreq_ondemand 18129 1
nls_utf8 10817 3
ntfs 217352 3
dm_mirror 33217 0
dm_multipath 30033 0
dm_mod 77457 2 dm_mirror,dm_multipath
video 28233 0
sbs 26897 0
i2c_ec 14529 1 sbs
button 16481 0
battery 20041 0
asus_acpi 27749 0
ac 14665 0
lp 24081 0
snd_seq_dummy 12869 0
cx88_alsa 25033 3
snd_seq_oss 45377 0
snd_seq_midi_event 17473 2 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 71905 8 snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_midi_emul,s nd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
cx88_blackbird 29637 0
cx8802 23365 1 cx88_blackbird
cx2341x 20677 1 cx88_blackbird
snd_pcm_oss 57185 0
snd_mixer_oss 26945 1 snd_pcm_oss
tuner 73077 0
snd_pcm 101449 5 snd_intel8x0,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec,cx88_alsa, snd_pcm_oss
cx8800 48333 1 cx88_blackbird
snd_timer 35017 3 snd_emu10k1,snd_seq,snd_pcm
cx88xx 79589 4 cx88_alsa,cx88_blackbird,cx8802,cx8800
nvidia 7764696 40
snd_mpu401 19048 0
snd_mpu401_uart 19009 1 snd_mpu401
snd_rawmidi 37697 3 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 17877 7 snd_emu10k1_synth,snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1,snd_s eq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
floppy 75593 0
sg 47849 0
ir_common 40773 1 cx88xx
snd 78697 23 snd_intel8x0,snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_em u10k1,snd_ac97_codec,snd_hwdep,cx88_alsa,snd_seq_o ss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_t imer,snd_mpu401,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_se q_device
tveeprom 25681 1 cx88xx
cx88_vp3054_i2c 14529 0
i2c_algo_bit 17225 2 cx88xx,cx88_vp3054_i2c
dvb_pll 25157 0
video_buf_dvb 16069 0
forcedeth 55493 0
i2c_nforce2 17089 0
compat_ioctl32 17473 1 cx8800
videodev 35777 3 cx88_blackbird,cx8800,cx88xx
dvb_core 101105 1 video_buf_dvb
pcspkr 12225 0
shpchp 49417 0
snd_page_alloc 19665 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
skge 53073 0
v4l1_compat 20421 2 cx8800,videodev
v4l2_common 33345 6 cx88_blackbird,cx2341x,tuner,cx8800,compat_ioctl32 ,videodev
i2c_core 34369 8 i2c_ec,tuner,cx88xx,nvidia,tveeprom,i2c_algo_bit,d vb_pll,i2c_nforce2
k8_edac 26113 0
edac_mc 36177 1 k8_edac
soundcore 18145 1 snd
ohci1394 46361 0
k8temp 15041 0
hwmon 12361 1 k8temp
video_buf 37189 6 cx88_alsa,cx88_blackbird,cx8802,cx8800,cx88xx,vide o_buf_dvb
btcx_risc 13897 4 cx88_alsa,cx8802,cx8800,cx88xx
parport_pc 39785 1
ieee1394 376409 1 ohci1394
ns558 14401 0
ide_cd 51809 0
parport 52685 2 lp,parport_pc
gameport 27345 2 ns558
cdrom 45929 1 ide_cd
ati_remote 21453 0
usb_storage 87329 3
sata_sil 22217 0
sata_nv 22341 4
libata 126697 2 sata_sil,sata_nv
sd_mod 31425 11
scsi_mod 170777 4 sg,usb_storage,libata,sd_mod
ext3 155473 5
jbd 77617 1 ext3
ehci_hcd 43853 0
ohci_hcd 32345 0
uhci_hcd 35929 0
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Old 21st January 2007, 11:45 PM
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Post contents of /etc/modprobe.conf file

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Old 21st January 2007, 11:48 PM
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/etc/modprobe.conf

alias eth0 skge
alias eth1 forcedeth
alias scsi_hostadapter sata_sil
alias scsi_hostadapter1 sata_nv
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
options snd-card-0 index=0
options snd-emu10k1 index=0
remove snd-emu10k1 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-emu10k1
alias snd-card-1 snd-intel8x0
options snd-card-1 index=1
options snd-intel8x0 index=1
remove snd-intel8x0 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 1 >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-intel8x0
alias snd-card-2 snd-mpu401
options snd-card-2 index=2
options snd-mpu401 index=2
remove snd-mpu401 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 2 >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-mpu401
alias net-pf-10 off
alias ipv6 off
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Old 22nd January 2007, 12:02 AM
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Wanted to make sure the emu10k1 is the first snd device 0.
How about pulling the card and reeating in the same slot or move to a differnet pci slot.
If you do ' alsamixer -c1 ' it should show sound levels for the intel device. ' alsamixer -c0 ' would be the first.
Not sure what else to do. Modules are loaded, modprobe.conf looks good, just out of ideas.

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Old 22nd January 2007, 12:07 AM
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Check about 2.6.18 - 2.6.19 changes here .
One of the things done for 2.6.19 was to remove sound drivers.

[EDIT: check here for more specific info about the sound drivers]

Last edited by mwette; 22nd January 2007 at 12:12 AM.
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Old 9th May 2007, 01:36 AM
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After several months I've finally found the solution to my problem. If someone else has the same problem, here is the solution, and it's simple! I'd been using my motherboard's on board sound just fine, but my audigy still didn't show any PCM devices. While I was trying to set up my TV tuner, I ran into an issue where the tuner didn't have any audio output; it sends audio in through the PCI slot. I needed to activate it as an audio device. I found that the TV tuner was using /dev/snd0, the active soundcard was /dev/snd1, and the inactive soundcard was /dev/snd2. As I was tinkering in the Soundcard Detection I went to the second tab and changed the device order. Moments later I heard sound from my speakers. I wasn't expecting that. All I needed to do to fix the problem was to set the tv tuner to device 0, the audigy to device 1, and the motherboard sound to device 2. If I want to switch to the motherboard sound then I just have to switch it to device 1. So if you are having trouble with your sound and all else is failing, try changing your device order and see what happens.
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