Issues with Creative Sound Blaster Live! Value Dell OEM Card SB0200

Has anyone ever experienced an issue with a Creative Sound Blaster Live! Value Dell OEM sound card, models SB0200 and SB0203, using the EMU10K1X chip that causes any multimedia application (Amarok) or flash web site where the audio plays back way too fast?

I tried this on two different Dells, a Dimension 4600 and Dimension 8300. The only variable that was a constant was the Creative card. I took the OEM card out and put in another card, audio playback speed was fine.

The only reason I am asking, even though the OEM card is slightly inferior, it has the front panel multimedia connector pins on the OEM card. Thus, if I use another card, either the front panel multimedia jacks become unusable or I have to turn on the integrated sound in the BIOS and run two sound cards.

Is this a kernel bug or a pulse audio issue?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


I have no idea what could cause a speed up with the one card. You could write a bug report on openSUSE component “sound”, and maybe the openSUSE sound packager, who is also an alsa driver developer, might have an idea. Guidance for writting bug reports here: openSUSE:Submitting bug reports - openSUSE

Also, in support of the bug report, run:

/usr/sbin/ --no-upload

which will create the file /tmp/alsa-info.txt. Add that file as an attachment to the bug report. (attachment control is down at the bottom of the bugzilla page in an obscure place).

No point in referencing this page in the bug report, as the openSUSE packager does not read forum threads.