> This indicates that the sound uses an integrated chipset. These are not
> simple to use and are not yet directly supported by any distribution.
I beg to differ. I have VIA AC97 integrated sound on my mainboard, it
works just fine out of the box with RedHat 7.2. I expect the situation
will be the same with Mandrake.
[it even worked with RH 6.2 with the latest RH kernel upgrade
(2.2.19-something) and a little help (manually editing "alias
sound-slot-0 via82cxxx_audio" into /etc/modules.conf, I think)].
This may not be true for all chipsets, though. You should check what
kind of chipset the mainboard uses.
> a SB16 PCI would be a better bet and these are cheap right now.
It is hard to come across mainboards without integrated sound these days.
If you can't make it work, or want to use a separate soundcard,
integrated sound can be disabled in BIOS setup.
> cards mostly work fine out of the box.
>>I am considering the purchase of a new computer to replace a pentium 120
>>The machine I am considerig has a video card in the AGP slot, described by
>>the seller's literatures as follows:
>>ASUS GEFORCE 2MX 32MB TV-OUT VIDEO CARD
>>The sound card is on the motherboard and is described by the seller as an
>>I am used to machines where the preipheral cards were all in pci or isa
>>Am I likely to have a problem driving these cards under Linux mandrake