that is a great tip on the startup.cfg
Are you getting no-sound or garbled sound?
I found 2 utilitys that have helped me with games and music at the same time…
make sure both master and the PCM volume are turned up, also check the ratio buttons to make sure that pcm is not muted… (This is usualy the case. for some reason they think everyone needs muted sound by default. and like so many other drivers and applications in linux you need to manualy go in there and tweak every aspect, to make it function like comercial [working by default] software. Which brings me to a funny quote “Linux is only free if your time is of no value to you.”)
I have a soundblaster audigy 2… the program “aumix” allows me to listed to streaming radio, and play games at the same time using alsa. the mixer will give you sliders for Master and PCM, most games will follow the master slider, while XMMS,XINE,and VLC can be tweaked to only use PCM, or go over to one of the “line in” channels. it is nice to be able to tweak the volume of games and music independantly
On another note… If you are out of awnsers, and need further help, try the fedora core IRC channel…
But dont log in with a male name… Sign in with a female name, and play a little bit dumb… you will have geeks Private messaging you left and right. Flirting a little bit helps, also let them know that you are single and that you really like technology.
With a guys name I only got the usual snob response : “OMG RTFM!” or some other stupid remakrs about me not being the “Uber geek”. I hate cliques
Even with all the free “pen!x driven” help, I decided to move to Debian. everything “Just works for me”… I did not need the IRC channel, or the help forums… everyhting just set up and works correctly.
Kanotix is about to release a new live CD, and Ruhmour has it that you will not have to go to the command line for the Kernel or the graphics drivers!
With PCLinux and other mandrake based distros I had to get rid of alsa, and use OSS… this also might help you in Fedora., i highly recommend trying to troubleshoot/reinstall Alsa first… the OSS drivers give me funky squeelch sounds when the CPU is under a heavy load.
Well, thaks again for the tip, hope you get everything working for you