I guess this has been an issue for a while. I wonder if it has been solved and would appreciate if someone can help me one this.
I have a Dell Dimension 8300 with Creative Labs [SB Live Value] sound card. I understand the driver should be emu10k1x, not emu10k1. The default setup by FC3 is to load module emu10k1. This makes no sound at all. And alsamixer does not work either. I have to download the latest version of alsa-driver-*, alsa-lib-*, alsa-utils-*, and configure and install with emu10k1x.Now, alsamixer works fine. I am able to adjust the volumes and make sure that sound channels are not muted. From the speaker's noise, I can tell that the volume control is working. But when I try to test/play sound, there is no sound at all. I tried System Settings > Soundcard Detection, it still shows that Module: snd-emu10k1, instead of snd-emu10k1x. This puzzles me.
BTW, here is the output of lsmod |grep snd:
snd_emu10k1x 22192 2
snd_rawmidi 27688 1 snd_emu10k1x
snd_seq_device 12940 1 snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec 69088 1 snd_emu10k1x
snd_pcm_oss 51752 0
snd_mixer_oss 21760 2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 89860 3 snd_emu10k1x,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 27524 1 snd_pcm
snd 56164 10 snd_emu10k1x,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_c odec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 12961 2 snd
snd_page_alloc 14088 2 snd_emu10k1x,snd_pcm