Sound: PCI sound card problems...

Sound: PCI sound card problems...

Post by Alligato » Fri, 10 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Hi All,

    As a beginner with linux having lots of troubles. so far solved things
myself but stuck dead with soundcard :(((

using Linux Mandrake 6.0

I've got Aztech PCI 338-3D ...

    Ran redhat sndconfig but my card is not there. tried to set up
soundblaster from the list provided in there but no success.

    Now actually I've got 2 problems.
1) during the boot I'm getting failure messages when the system tries to
initialize soubdblaster.
    How do I remove those annoying failure mesasges? hod do I tell the
system that I don't have soundcard? where does the system store the current
soundcard info? I've tried to find the file that is referring to sb.o but
couldn't :((( what am I doing wrong?

2) Well, I still would love to have sound working :)))

    Is there a driver for this card? Couldn't find anything in ALISA &
honestly not quite sure how to install/use that thing :((( If no then what's
the choice? I mean what would be a good sound card to buy? ( like the one
that can be configured easily & there's a driver for it?)

Any help will be greatly appreciated ;))))

Have Fun,


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