No sound

Asked by Rolf Andersson on 2007-12-23

Hi,

I have recently installed Ubuntu Linux and I can't get my sound card to work. I have tried several of the suggestions in this forum with no result. The sound card is a Creative Labs SB X-Fi.
Can anyone help me?

/Rolf

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
#1

Please open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

sudo lsusb

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

"lsusb" is lower "LSUSB"

Copy the result of command here.

Thank you

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Rolf Andersson (sail) said :
#2

Hi,

Thank's for your answer.

This is the result for the lsusb-command:

Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0424:2504 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 3353:3713
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

/Rolf

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
#3

Hi !

Creative realeased a closed source driver for your card, but it works ONLY with a 64bits OS. See there

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

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Rolf Andersson (sail) said :
#4

Hi Oliver,

Thank you for you answer. This means I have to wait for a 32-bit driver or buy a new sound card!

/Rolf

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
#5

Yep.

from phoronix :

The Creative X-Fi experience on Linux is far from being stellar and we would choose the ALSA snd-oxygen driver with a C-Media Oxygen HD CMI8788 already. Other sound cards using the CMI8788 include the Asound A-8788, ASUS Xonar D2, ASUS Xonar D2X, AuzenTech X-Meridian, Bgears b-Enspirer, Club3D Theatron DTS, HT Omega Claro, and the Sondigo Inferno.

see http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=939&num=1

You can also see alsa website to find supported sound card http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Main_Page

Good luck !

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Winchell (lwinchell) said :
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this is the result of the Lsusb command:

Bus 005 Device 004: ID 05ac:8300 Apple Computer, Inc.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 05ac:8205 Apple Computer, Inc.
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 05ac:8240 Apple Computer, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 05ac:021a Apple Computer, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000