sound card

sound card

Post by winston dun » Wed, 29 Aug 2001 11:42:42

im building a new system and im wondering whats the best sound card to use.

sound card

Post by Steve Bradle » Wed, 29 Aug 2001 11:47:01

> im building a new system and im wondering whats the best sound card to
> use.

As most things, it's largely a matter of opinion.
I like the Soundblaster Live cards.  There's kernel support for them and
they sound good.
Steve Bradley


sound card

Post by Michael Kristofi » Thu, 30 Aug 2001 14:09:53

Just make sure that whatever u pick isn't based on the aureal vortex
chipset.....the kernel doesn't support it, and the homebrew kernel mods for
it aren't fully featured yet.

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Got ALSA Drivers, utilities, and library files, did standard configure, make,
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In a console window under KDE, did the following:
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alias net-pf-5 off
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joy. When I run /utils/alsasound start, it reports that the driver is already
running. I postulate that may be so, but would like to confirm my hypothesis by
actually hearing something from the speakers. Any help would be appreciated.


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