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#1 RandomUser

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 07:08 PM

I have an issue with my Creative SB Audigy ZS not able to play sound on a Dimension 8300. Windows and OpenSuse can make use of the sound system w/o Issue, however, Slackware can not.

So far as I can tell, there are two differentiating factors here. Within Suse, the drivers appear to be plain "Object Code", whereas in Slack, the drivers are the same except for the fact that they are Zipped.

Also, Opensuse is running 2.6 kernel and Slack is running 2.4 kernel...

That Being said, I've tried to unzip the drivers in Slack with no avail.
I've also looked up sound drivers on Alsa, which appear to be the same as what I have.

I'm thinking this is some type of user error on my part, so please start with the obvious solutions first. IE If something would be obvious to the avg Linux user, it may not be obvious to me. maybe something like turning the sound on or changing File Permissions is the prob?


Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 02:55 AM

Recompile your kernel and include the drivers for the SB AG. Should do the trick.
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 10:46 AM

recompile, or use 2.6 kernel.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 09:47 PM

Why was I afraid that those might be the answers....

Is there no way to get it working with kernel 2.4? or could I simply update to 2.6 kernel and place the drivers in the /dev folder, then load them from a config file.... I don't want to re-install Slack, cuz that was a pain in my side with that machine

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 07:10 AM

whther you can updater your kernel or not depends on the distro you are using. I believe a friend of mine updated his slack to the 2.6 krenel without any problems.

easiest way is to use apt-get the new kernel, then remove the old kernel and reboot.
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Posted 07 March 2007 - 07:01 PM

OK so, When I apt-get the Kernel it will be placed wherever the Previous is and then Slack will Load the modern Kernel?

That would Rock, especially for a Lamer like myself.

What does the apt-get code look like?

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 02:30 AM

Don't be afraid to read. Once you learn it on your own, it's yours forever.

http://kerneltrap.org/node/799
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