SB Live MP3+ problem.

I am using red-hat 6.1 and I just installed a new sound card, "Sound Blaster Live MP3+" and I still have the old card attached to the mother board. I want to know how to use my card under linux, and how to disabled my old card. I old card wasn't supported under linux but when I run sndconfig it detects the old sound card but not the new SB live Mp3 one .... it detected once when I installed it and that was it. Please help ....
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yoranyo2000Author Commented:
Is there any way I can detect the new sound card and get to work ...???
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biardCommented:
You first will need to disable the onboard sound in the bios.

Then go to the following link for everything you ever wanted to know about installing the SBLive on Linux (all versions of card).

http://www.euronet.nl/~mailme/

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yoranyo2000Author Commented:
How do I disable my onboard sound from bios ... this is something new ...
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biardCommented:
It depends on your computer.  Do you know how to get into BIOS?  Usually, you hit <DEL> or <F1> or something at the initial screen where the memory test, etc is done.  Look for a message that says "Hit ... to enter SETUP" or something like that.  Once in the BIOS, look through all of the menus until you locate the onboard audio settings.  It will probably say enabled.  Just change it to disabled.  Then save changes and exit.  Normally this option is in Integrated Peripherals or something like that.  
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yoranyo2000Author Commented:
How do I disable my onboard sound from bios ... this is something new ...
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yoranyo2000Author Commented:
I have disabled my onboard sound from the mother board, and now red-hat sndconfig detects my sound card and after detecting it says its not supported ....
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biardCommented:
That's correct.  Did you go to the link I put on top?  You will need to do that for info.  But you are going to need the OSS driver from Opensound.  Go to:

http://www.opensound.com

They have a demo you can download and install.  However, I think the permanent license is like $30.  Just get the demo for now.  Then go to the link I gave earlier:

http://www.euronet.nl/~mailme

They will tell you how to set it up.
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yoranyo2000Author Commented:
so if I download the OSS drive (www.opensound.com) and pay the $30 it should work fine right ???
I am thinking about just spening 30 bucks ....
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biardCommented:
Just get the demo.  It is supposed to work, but what if your card is busted?  The OSS for Linux costs $20 + $10 per add on driver.  The SB Live driver is an add-on driver, so the total is $30.  If you ever change to a different sound card they support, you pay $10 more.  But at least read about it first.  I can't guarantee it will work, but 99.9% of the time it does, and that is the only solution available.
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yoranyo2000Author Commented:
so if I download the OSS drive (www.opensound.com) and pay the $30 it should work fine right ???
I am thinking about just spening 30 bucks ....
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yoranyo2000Author Commented:
I got it working .... thanks for your help and yes you get the credit for your answer ....

Thanks again ...
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