OBS Studio on Rocky using My Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe / MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Question?

On my studio / recording / streaming OS system, I will be moving from Windows 10 Pro, because I need the KDE features for streaming / recording using OBS Studio. Need to know will the Rocky / KDE combo detect both my

  1. Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe,
  2. MSI GeForce GTX 1660 card and
  3. What features of my Motherboard will not be detected / utilized?
  4. What is the best advantage using this OS with:
    a) Onboard Display Interface: Support 4K@60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4 – Requires Processor Graphics (Intel Core i7-11700K see below for details) or the
    b) MSI GeForce GTX 1660

Thanks!..

Motherboard Hardware

  • MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI / MPG Z59 GAMING FORCE https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MPG-Z59 … cification
  • Intel Core i7-11700K - Core i7 11th Gen Rocket Lake 8-Core 3.6 GHz LGA 1200 125W Intel UHD Graphics 750 Desktop Processor - BX8070811700K
  • Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA M.2 (2280SS) Internal SSD, up to 560 MB/s - CT1000MX500SSD4
  • 2X G.SKILL Trident Z Neo (For AMD Ryzen) Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin RGB DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GTZNC

Extra Components

  • Fractal Design Celsius S36 360mm Silent High Performance Slim Expandable All-In-One CPU Liquid / Water Cooler
  • Thermaltake Tough power GF1 650W 80+ Gold SLI/Crossfire Ready Ultra Quiet 140mm Hydraulic Bearing Smart Zero Fan Full Modular Power Supply - PS-TPD-0650FNFAGU-1
  • 4X Seagate BarraCuda ST2000DM008 2TB 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
  • Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe 116dB SNR Gaming Sound Card with 600 ohm Headphone Amp and Beamforming Microphone
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660 6GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card GTX 1660 VENTUS XS 6G OC

I think there may be some things that won’t get detected right away or may be using an older driver. I’m not entirely sure, as I’m not a heavy desktop user of Rocky myself.

I would recommend running dnf install elrepo-release after installing, so you can enable the elrepo-kernel repository and using kernel-ml and then you’ll also be able to install the nvidia driver from them as well.

Hi, been doing a lot stuff that keep me from responding sooner, have been toying around trying to create a Studio Streaming / Recording Workstation and my goal is to use Rocky as a vHost with OBS. In using OBS, I want to switch between VM’s. Each VM will have its own presentation using either MX Linux KDE, Pop!_78, etc., using its screen features and its own HD using passthrough.

I’ve tested it on Rocky build (same as above hardware but a MSI Z390) and its pretty snappy fast. Have not installed OBS on this build because I’m using it has a Dev Server, and currently doing my homework to build a production Server.

So as for as the Workstation with the above hardware, I’m currently using Pop!_76 to be a Studio Streaming / Recording OS, but seeing the performance using a VM w/ HD passthrough, I’m considering Rocky as a Vhost Streaming / Recording Workstation using OBS.

Anything I should consider before starting this project?

I have video, obs working but I don’t get sound from my,

  1. Realtek ALC S1200A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC or
  2. Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe 116dB SNR Gaming Sound Card with 600 ohm Headphone Amp and Beamforming Microphone

The Sound Card is detected and the TU116 is my onboard audio:
Screenshot from 2021-12-31 00-27-42

lspci -nnk | grep -i -A7 audio

00:1f.3 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-H HD Audio Controller [8086:43c8] (rev 11)
	DeviceName: Onboard - Sound
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8797]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel, snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl
00:1f.4 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-H SMBus Controller [8086:43a3] (rev 11)
	DeviceName: Onboard - Other
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8694]
--
01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation TU116 High Definition Audio Controller [10de:1aeb] (rev a1)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:3792]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
01:00.2 USB controller [0c03]: NVIDIA Corporation TU116 USB 3.1 Host Controller [10de:1aec] (rev a1)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:3792]
	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
01:00.3 Serial bus controller [0c80]: NVIDIA Corporation TU116 USB Type-C UCSI Controller [10de:1aed] (rev a1)
--
05:00.0 Audio device [0403]: Creative Labs Sound Core3D [Sound Blaster Recon3D / Z-Series] [1102:0012] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Creative Labs SB1570 SB Audigy Fx [1102:0010]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
06:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation Ethernet Controller I225-V [8086:15f3] (rev 03)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:87d2]
	Kernel driver in use: igc
	Kernel modules: igc
lsmod | grep snd
snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl    16384  0
snd_sof_intel_hda_common    98304  1 snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl
snd_soc_hdac_hda       20480  1 snd_sof_intel_hda_common
soundwire_intel        36864  1 snd_sof_intel_hda_common
snd_sof_intel_hda      16384  1 snd_sof_intel_hda_common
snd_sof_pci            16384  2 snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl
snd_sof_xtensa_dsp     16384  1 snd_sof_intel_hda_common
snd_sof               139264  2 snd_sof_pci,snd_sof_intel_hda_common
snd_hda_ext_core       28672  3 snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_soc_hdac_hda,snd_sof_intel_hda
snd_soc_acpi_intel_match    49152  2 snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl
snd_soc_acpi           16384  2 snd_soc_acpi_intel_match,snd_sof_intel_hda_common
snd_soc_core          290816  4 soundwire_intel,snd_sof,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_soc_hdac_hda
snd_hda_codec_realtek   147456  1
snd_compress           24576  1 snd_soc_core
snd_hda_codec_generic    86016  1 snd_hda_codec_realtek
ledtrig_audio          16384  2 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_sof
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     69632  1
snd_hda_codec_ca0132   118784  1
snd_hda_intel          49152  10
snd_intel_dspcfg       24576  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_intel_hda_common
snd_intel_sdw_acpi     16384  2 snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_intel_dspcfg
snd_hda_codec         151552  6 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_soc_hdac_hda,snd_hda_codec_ca0132
snd_usb_audio         319488  7
snd_hda_core          102400  10 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_ext_core,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_soc_hdac_hda,snd_sof_intel_hda,snd_hda_codec_ca0132
snd_usbmidi_lib        40960  1 snd_usb_audio
snd_seq                81920  0
snd_hwdep              16384  2 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec
snd_rawmidi            40960  1 snd_usbmidi_lib
snd_seq_device         16384  2 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd_pcm               118784  12 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec,soundwire_intel,snd_sof,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_compress,snd_soc_core,snd_hda_core,snd_hda_codec_ca0132
snd_timer              36864  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    94208  49 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_timer,snd_compress,snd_soc_core,snd_pcm,snd_hda_codec_ca0132,snd_rawmidi
soundcore              16384  1 snd
aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 2: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALCS1200A Analog [ALCS1200A Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 1: ALCS1200A Digital [ALCS1200A Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 3: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 3: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 3: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 8: HDMI 2 [HDMI 2]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 3: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 9: HDMI 3 [HDMI 3]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 3: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 10: HDMI 4 [HDMI 4]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 3: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 11: HDMI 5 [HDMI 5]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 3: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 12: HDMI 6 [HDMI 6]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 4: Creative [HDA Creative], device 0: CA0132 Analog [CA0132 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 4: Creative [HDA Creative], device 1: CA0132 Digital [CA0132 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
lshw | grep -A11 multimedia
           *-multimedia
                description: Audio device
                product: TU116 High Definition Audio Controller
                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                physical id: 0.1
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1
                logical name: card3
                logical name: /dev/snd/controlC3
                logical name: /dev/snd/hwC3D0
                logical name: /dev/snd/pcmC3D10p
                logical name: /dev/snd/pcmC3D11p
                logical name: /dev/snd/pcmC3D12p
--
           *-multimedia
                description: Audio device
                product: Sound Core3D [Sound Blaster Recon3D / Z-Series]
                vendor: Creative Labs
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
                logical name: card4
                logical name: /dev/snd/controlC4
                logical name: /dev/snd/hwC4D1
                logical name: /dev/snd/pcmC4D0c
                logical name: /dev/snd/pcmC4D0p
                logical name: /dev/snd/pcmC4D1c
--
        *-multimedia
             description: Audio device
             product: Tiger Lake-H HD Audio Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
             logical name: card2
             logical name: /dev/snd/controlC2
             logical name: /dev/snd/hwC2D0
             logical name: /dev/snd/hwC2D2
             logical name: /dev/snd/pcmC2D0c
             logical name: /dev/snd/pcmC2D0p

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Any suggestions on what I need to install or check to get the sound working?