5.2.1 can't find sound card

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Tue Apr 20 10:13:35 PDT 2004

On Tuesday 20 April 2004 09:52 am, dslb at tiscali.dk wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 April 2004 17:47, you wrote:
> > > >Wait till next release in the 5.x branch comes out?
> > >
> > > Or run -CURRENT, as I understand it.
> >
> > That was my implication. I don't run any releases but YMMV.
> >
> > If it is a new machine and you want sound, you don't have much
> > choice. The Audigy has never been MFCed to 4-stable.
> Hmm, I read that you could download and install
> emu10kx-22-june-2003.tar.gz from http://chibis.persons.gfk.ru/audigy/
> ? But you all recommend that he wait for the 5.3-release?

I didn't but then I run 5-current. It has an Ensoniq sound card that 
worked from the boot of the first modified kernel.

I have a system that 99% of the time runs Windows XP because that is the 
place where the support for my Creative Nomad Zen2 is located. It has 
an Audigy Gamer sound card that has never worked on 4-stable. I have 
found that digital audio extraction from my audio CDs was very 
important and the Audigy supports that on XP. Since it is on a kvm with 
3 other systems with working sound support, I have never missed it. 

I am going to try Chibis' driver on it. I tried the OSS driver and it 
sounded terrible. No sound was better than what I was hearing and I 
really didn't want to spend the time to figure out what was wrong. 
There are a lot of DK (don't knows) on the Audigy. A kldload is too 
simple to try to not make the effort.


> br
> db

Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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