kubuntu 14

hello,
I'm running kubuntu 14 and I have a sound blaster SB0460 sound card, but Kubuntu doesn't seem to see the card.
Has anyone run into this problem?
in a terminal I ran
lsmod
but there are so many things listed, I'm not sure if the card is listed or not. I mean, I don't see something call SB0460
Any ideas on how I could get this to work?
If you are wondering why I want to use an old sound card. My on board sound works, but if I have my ear buds plugged in, every new tab I open in Chrome, or Firefox causes the volume to turn up all the way. I can lower the volume, but a new tab causes it to crank all the way up. It's really annoying.
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Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Why do you expect another card to work any differently from on_board?
What I would do in your situation is let the browser set whatever level it likes and use alsamixer to turn down the volume globally
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Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
I would expect your SB is supported, but you won't hear anything from it until you make it your primary sound card (again with alsamixer, then save the result with alsactl (as root))
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
is alsamixer a gnome thing? I have kmix, in a terminal, I ran
sudo apt-cache search alsamixer
and it found gnome-alsamixer, but I didn't see anything for kde.
the kmix thing came up with
 
GF119 hdmi audio controller
built-in audio analog stereo
X-fi XtremeMusic Analog stereo

would one of these be the sound blaster?
to answer your question
"Why do you expect another card to work any differently from on_board?"
I just thought there would be different software governing the two different devices. so they would behave differently.
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Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
You run alsamixer in a command window. It comes with the alsa-utils package, which I would expect you already have.
The SB won't be the hdmi controller (that'll be on the video card), but might well be the X-fi XtremeMusic Analog stereo.
Alsa standardises how Linux deals with sound cards, so different behaviour from different cards is not supposed to happen.
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
thank you
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