Sound Blaster Z not working...

no harm in trying and it did used to be a problem the certain Sound Blaster cards others not so much:P

Well you can check if ACLs are applied to the device files as I demonstrated. :wink:

Did you install alsa-firmware as noted in the 1st post? In older kernel versions (I don’t have LEAP-15.2 handy) alsa-firmware was needed for the creative device on your PC. I note these packages came with an older kernel in the alsa-firmware package, and without these sound would not work on the create sound blaster Z device (but I can’t speak at present for your current kernel):


I note your PC has:

card 1: Creative [HDA Creative], device 0: CA0132 Analog [CA0132 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: Creative [HDA Creative], device 1: CA0132 Digital [CA0132 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

and I also note from the script:

    5.471566] snd_hda_intel 0000:05:00.0: Direct firmware load for ctefx-desktop.bin failed with error -2
    5.475664] snd_hda_intel 0000:05:00.0: Direct firmware load for ctefx.bin failed with error -2

I’m not 100% certain grepping for a warning of a missing firmware would for certain indicate it is not present < albeit I could be wrong > .

There was a related thread: wrt that error message. I don’t fully understand the solution used in that quoted thread.

Missed that output the initial diagnostic output that the OP linked to, and looking back I made a typo with the dmesg command…

dmesg|grep fimare

It should have been

dmesg|grep firmware

My bad. Anyway, like Lee mentioned, check that the ‘alsa-firmware’ package is installed.