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Jan 16, 2010

I can't get sound to work on the device mentioned below:

$ lspci
04:00.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)

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Sep 25, 2010

I have a Dell PowerEdge 830 Dual Pentium on which I installed 10.04. I have installed (slotted in) an SB Audigy 2 ZS card, from another PC, but it doesn't appear to be working. The donor PC suffered a graphics card failure that killed the motherboard. I can't tell whether the sound card is actually faulty. Did the sound card ought to work without any 'fiddling'?

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Previously, this was impossible because Ubuntu could only configure the first card. However, with the event of 10.4 and the easy-to-use selector in Sound Preferences I was hopeful that it would work now. But no luck.

I should mention that this machine dual boots to Win XP, and the Audigy works like a charm there, so it must be a Ubuntu problem. The Audigy 2 card is detected by Ubuntu, and is selectable in Sound Preferences, playback is fine with no errors, the source appears in Sound Preferences, but no sound.

These are the steps I have tried, without success:

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- Cranking all the sliders to max in Alsamixer
- Checking that there's no mute in Alsamixer, Sound Preferences, Volume Control
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Now reads:


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My sound card is a PCI Express Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio. Came with my computer. Told it uses the SB Audigy chipset. Using the onboard audio is not an option. The card shows up in Sound Preferences under the Hardware tab, but I cannot get sound from it. Here's what they told me to do:

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Below is the output from an aplay -l command...

I gots to have my music - I might as well be using Windows if I have no music.


**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Audigy2 [SB Audigy 4 [SB0610]], device 0: emu10k1 [ADC Capture/Standard PCM Playback]
Subdevices: 32/32
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0


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