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This page last modified: Jan 07 2005
Try this to diagnose soundcard problems:

From a terminal window run system-config-soundcard. The graphical
soundcard window should come up. Press the "play sound" button as
usual. Any messages from the config program is now visible in the
terminal window. 

Copy that text (drag over it), and paste into a Google search.

For the SoundBlaster Audigy I got this:

amixer: Unknown playback setup 'on'..

The fix is easy. Launch KMix, go to the Advanced settings or the
Output Tab. Disable Audigy Analog/Digital Output. In KMix for Fedora
Core 3 this setting is called "Audiav Analog/Diait" (the text cuts off