Hi-I hope someone can help me. I have recently installed an Asus Xonar Essence ST soundcard.It works without any problem in Windows, but I have no sound at all in Linux (the system is dual-boot). I'm running a new install of PCLOS 2010, fully upgraded via Synaptic. I have opened alsaconfig as root- the card is listed-but it has made no difference. When I open Control>Sound Configuration, I notice that the integrated graphics card (Ati Radeon 4200) is listed as a sound device (RS 880 audio device). I have read that this may be because of the HDMI port ( post from TexStar about "blacklisting" the HDMI driver), but I'm not sure how to go about it in my system (or if it needs to be done).The Asus is listed as "C-Media Electronics Inc|CMI8788 [Oxygen HD Audio"-I assume this is the Asus. The driver is "Asus AVx00 driver (snd_virtuoso [ALSA]". I have run some of the tests recommended in the "Troubleshooter" , but the results don't mean a great deal to me. When I try to play a video with VLC, I get the warning "Potential ALSA version problem:
VLC failed to initialize your sound output device (if any).
Please update alsa-lib to version 1.0.23-2-g8d80d5f or higher to try to fix this issue". Alsa is up to date, as far as I am aware. I also notice that Kmix will not load, nor alsamixergui.
Thanks in advance for any offer of help.