[PlanetCCRMA] Problems with Audiophile 2496

blindman jones erleichda@gmail.com
Sat May 6 11:57:02 2006

disable the onboard soundcard in your BIOS


open a terminal and type 'alsamixer'

you will need to unmute the 2496, for some reason the default in FC is
to mute the soundcard on reboots.

this is how it worked for me, I hope it helps you.


On 5/6/06, Brutus Gates <brutusgates@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>  I have a A8N5X mobo... (maybe it was a bad choice?)... with an athlon 64
> 3200+.
>  I'm trying to install Fedora Core 4 on my computer. At one point towards
> the end of the installation, it asks you to test the soundcard. It
> recognizes both the onboard mobo "sound chip" as well as the Audiophile 2496
> PCI card (ice-1712 driver). When I test the onboard mobo sound, it works for
> that test. When I test the audiophile 2496 it doesn't make a sound...
>  Is this normal??? Do I need to do something simple after the installation
> process that will make it work?
>  The audiophile 2496 has two anolog outs that are hooked up to an amp. This
> setup worked fine when I boot Windows XP.
>  I'm _really_ dissapointed that I'm having problems with Linux... ;(
>  PS: what is up with FC4 anyway... the "onboard mobo" sound worked during
> the pre-installation test but it didn't work after the installation when I
> double clicked on a .wav file in usr/share/sounds. What the heck? All it
> does is make a faint high pitch buzzing noise instead of playing the .wav
> file... anyways... that's beside the point as I want my audiophile 2496 to
> work.
>  HELP!

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