[linux-audio-user] audiophile 2496 with Fedora Core 3
mpm at alumni.caltech.edu
Tue Apr 19 15:33:15 EDT 2005
<quote who="Lee Revell">
> On Tue, 2005-04-19 at 14:22 -0400, Paul Coccoli wrote:
>> On 4/19/05, Brett McCoy <idragosani at chapelperilous.net> wrote:
>> > As a 2496 user also (on an HP Pavilion also), I don't even bother with
>> > alsamixer and use the envy24control tool instead, which lets you
>> > directly control the hardware the way you can in Windows (using the
>> > hardware monitor & digital mixer, as well as some of the routing
>> > features and other options you can set on the hardware).
>> > I do recommend, if you are relatively new to Linux and Linux audio, to
>> > install one of the pre-packaged multimedia distros like PlanetCCRMA or
>> > Agnula/Demudi -- they'll make your life a lot easier.
>> Could it be that alsamixer is actually looking at your onboard sound
>> instead of the 2496?
> Did you ever file an FC3 bug report? I think it's a bug for the distro
> to configure the onboard sound device if there's an external one
> present. It should be safe to assume that if the user has connected an
> external sound device, they don't want to use the built in sound.
alsamixer says right at the top "M-Audio Audiophile 2496" so I'm pretty
sure it's looking at the right thing.
The problem is that turning up different sliders did not result in any
sound. There are also many choices and configurations of other things. I
played with it for a while, then decided rather than try every single
combination I would hope that someone could tell me how to get it working.
Question: does it work "on the fly"? I.e., should sound come out while
I'm running alsamixer, or do I have to quit it first?
Anyway I guess I'll install PlanetCCRMA.
As far as what FC3 installed, I really don't know what's going on...
during the install it reported that it was configuring the VIA chipset.
Also the gui interface for testing the sound card access the VIA too.
Then lspci doesn't report the Audiophile as present. However, alsa sees
it and uses it by default. Does this sound like a bug in the installer to
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