SoundBlaster Live

Pete kookey42 at
Mon Oct 29 01:18:36 CST 2001

Daniel Franklin wrote:

> Pete wrote:
>> I think that people may be missing my point. I already use the Linux
>> driver for Linux applications, but when trying to run Windows
>> applications using Wine it won't work because Wine can't use the sound
>> card.
> Ah. Sorry.
>> You can't specify the Linux driver for Wine, can you?
> You don't as such (except to specify the open sound system, currently the
> only available wine audio driver). That's the whole point of drivers, they
> abstract the hardware so it looks the same to an application running on
> top. If the Linux sound driver is working then probably it's either a
> permissions problem or a wine misconfiguration problem. You need to tell
> wine to use the oss drivers (if that's what you're using). If you've got
> something like
> [WinMM]
> "Drivers" = "wineoss.drv"
> "WaveMapper" = "msacm.drv"
> "MidiMapper" = "midimap.drv"
> I think it should work (assuming permissions and ownership are OK on
> /dev/dsp and friends).
> - Daniel

This is where I started from. These settings in the WinMM section are the 
example you get with all the documentation, but it doesn't appear to work 
for the Soundblaster Live. Is there some other setting for "Drivers" that 
might work??


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