Soundblaster CA0106 no sound

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Soundblaster CA0106 no sound

Postby the_josh on Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:17 am

Hi There!

I have the Creative Soundblaster CA 0106 aund it's not working. No sound at all.
I have tried:

viewtopic.php?f=141&t=55381#p318668

but it didn't work for me.
When I type into Terminal: alsamixer, this is the result:
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Desktop # alsamixer
ALSA lib pulse.c:229:(pulse_connect) PulseAudio: Unable to connect: Connection refused



aplay -L gives this Reult:
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~/Desktop $ aplay -L
null
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
front:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0
    CA0106, CA0106
    Front speakers
rear:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0
    CA0106, CA0106
    Rear speakers
center_lfe:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0
    CA0106, CA0106
    Center and Subwoofer speakers
side:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0
    CA0106, CA0106
    Side speakers
surround40:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0
    CA0106, CA0106
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0
    CA0106, CA0106
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0
    CA0106, CA0106
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0
    CA0106, CA0106
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround71:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0
    CA0106, CA0106
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
iec958:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0
    CA0106, CA0106
    IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output



What con help me, to make it work?

Do you need more information? Ask me...

Thanks, josh
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Re: Soundblaster CA0106 no sound

Postby seeley on Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:44 pm

Hi!
1. First I would try to run "alsamixer" as root:
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sudo alsamixer

then password (characters are not displayed);
or
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su -

password
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alsamixer

Any error message?
2. Maybe
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dmesg

gives you some information.
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Re: Soundblaster CA0106 no sound

Postby the_josh on Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:06 pm

Hi!

alsamixer gives the aforementioned failure answer:

ALSA lib pulse.c:229:(pulse_connect) PulseAudio: Unable to connect: Connection refused

dmseg does show many things, but no sound device. But: The beginning seems to be missing... I wonder how???
Even the command line is gone...

Thanks, the josh
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Re: Soundblaster CA0106 no sound

Postby seeley on Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:17 pm

Hi!
I did never hear of such problems!
LMDE has Gnome as Desktop, I suppose. Then you could try to run
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gnome-alsamixer

If not installed, it's easy to do.
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Re: Soundblaster CA0106 no sound

Postby the_josh on Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:53 pm

HI seeley!

Thanks a lot! My problem now got a solution!
In the gnome-alsa-mixer gui, thereare below the mixer-bar 4 fields,
IEC958
Analog Source
Digital Source
Shared Mic/line In

The first was activated. After I deactivated it, I got sound.

But I have no clue why :)

But thanks anyway, now a can listen to music while trying to understand the nature of this all,


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Re: Soundblaster CA0106 no sound

Postby seeley on Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:50 am

Hi josh!
Glad to read this!
If you don't have further questions concerning sound, please add [solved] to the subject line.
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