Configuring MintPPC installation

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Re: Configuring MintPPC installation

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I see ALSA but not SoundBlaster among the choices. Selecting either Default of ALSA plays from the onboard audio output, Most times, there is noise in the output that makes it impossible to use. Once in a while, the playback is just fine.

Seems like a previous Debian install (which I have deleted) gave the choice of using the SoundBlaster or the onboard audio, and either worked fine.

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Re: Configuring MintPPC installation

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I asked because I had the same problem. Two things to try.

1. Go to System tools > Preferences > Main Menu and in there click the + next to the System Tools heading, click Preferences and make sure Multimedia Systems Selector is checked. Close that. Now that selection should show in your regular System Tools > Preferences menu.

2. If the above does not get your soundblaster noticed, then you may have to do what I did in Mint and that was to go into Synaptic Package Manager and set kmix for install and accept all the files that go with it. Then reboot and try step 1 again, or VLC again.

Anyway, it's working on Mint here even if I may have done more than needed.
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Re: Configuring MintPPC installation

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Did you remember to add your user name to the AV groups?

System Tools>
Users and Groups>
Manage Groups>
Audio
Video
Pulse
Pulse-access

Should have asked this first. :roll:
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Re: Configuring MintPPC installation

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mechanic, my good buddy.... some combination of your last two suggestions, or maybe one or the other since I did both, has solved the problem. Thank you!

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Re: Configuring MintPPC installation

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Whew! :-)

Pulse audio sucks. Before the 3+ kernels I used to delete it from
the systems, including x86, to get well supported sound cards
working. Now it's so ingrained into the OS hoops must be jumped
through to make any older card work. To bad most of the onboard
stuff sounds 'digital'. Progress........ :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:
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Re: Configuring MintPPC installation

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mbrantley,
Do you see an entry named "SoundBlaster" in VLC or In Multimedia Sound Selector ?

I have too a SBlaster but I don't see it under MintPPC even after have followed the mechanic advices...

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Re: Configuring MintPPC installation

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If you open a terminal and type;
lsmod

Do you see 'snd_emu10k1' ?
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Re: Configuring MintPPC installation

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Hi Mechanic,

No, even with root privileges I see nothing with lsmod command. No modules found

root@AmigaoneX1000:/home/gus# lsmod
Module Size Used by
root@AmigaoneX1000:/home/gus#

dmesg | grep emu
shows me nothing

lspci finds well my SBlaster
06:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 0a)
06:05.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 0a)

on MintPPC 11
Linux AmigaoneX1000 3.5.7X1000 #7 SMP Fri Nov 2 20:31:57 GMT 2012 ppc64 GNU/Linux

I just found
liblo10k1 in synaptic
"A patch loader for use with the emu10k1 ALSA driver. Supports Sound
Blaster Live!, Audigy and Audigy 2."

I will install it

Edit : not better :(
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Re: Configuring MintPPC installation

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You forgot to copy the 3.5.7X1000 folder to /lib/modules.
It is in the zip file along with the vmlinux-3.5.7 kernel.

If you look in lib/modules you will probably see another version in there.
The emu10k1 driver is loaded as a module.

The Patch Loader is for use with awesfx and loads midi patches into the
SBLive memory.
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Re: Configuring MintPPC installation

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Yes, Mechanic, you are right.
I forgot to copy the kernel modules with my many attempts to installing Linux. Thank you.

Now my SoundBlaster is working well (at least with VLC, no sound with SuperTuxKart) .

By waiting that AmigaOS supports the onboard sound chip of the x1000, it will be maybe useful to add your procedure to the X1000 Linux Installation Guide, no ?

http://zzd10h.amiga-ng.org/Divers/Linux_EMU10K1.jpg

Great and many thanks, Mechanic.

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