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Old 08-07-04, 12:32 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Dell SB Live! and SB Audigy LS to gain Linux support

According to the Creative Open source page:

http://opensource.creative.com/soundcard.html

New driver support on both

1. Dell model of SB Live! (snd-emu10k1x)
2. SB Audigy LS (snd-audigyls)

is coming with ALSA 1.0.6.

You can try the experimental ALSA 1.0.6rc1 now available at the ALSA official page:

http://www.alsa-project.org/

Notice each of them has its own module name.
Do not use 'snd-emu10k1' module with these soundcard models.

After this driver update, the whole range of Creative soundcards can be considered Linux compatible (TM) .
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Old 08-09-04, 09:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dell SB Live! and SB Audigy LS to gain Linux support

This brings up something I've been wondering for a while..... since kernel 2.6.x includes ALSA drivers with it, is there a way to update just the sound drivers in your kernel to a newer version of ALSA? Never tried it (nor really needed to) just curious.

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Old 08-09-04, 11:59 PM   #3
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Upgrade to a newer Kernel version will be the most direct approach.
I believe either Kernel 2.6.8 or 2.6.9 will incorporate those changes.
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Old 08-10-04, 01:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: Dell SB Live! and SB Audigy LS to gain Linux support

You can also build the 2.6 kernel without the alsa drivers and then compile alsa drivers as you would a 2.4 kernel.
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Old 08-11-04, 02:25 AM   #5
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Yes, compiling ALSA separately should work:

http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=AlsaBuild2.6
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