[lug] How do you make sound work?

Glenn Murray gmurray at Mines.EDU
Fri Feb 1 12:50:55 MST 2002

It turns out that there is a sndconfig deb in unstable, dependent on a
bunch of other unstable stuff.

Well, I did the alien thing and created a .deb of sndconfig_0.50.  I
stopped the X server and ran it; it found a sound card but said it was
an "unknown device"---and that was all she wrote.

It is becoming apparent to me that sound is not for mortals running
Debian 2.2.  It looks like there will be more support for this sort of
frippery in the woody release which may happen any year now.

Glenn Murray

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Dhruva B. Reddy wrote:

> Yeah, sndconfig does not appear to be available as a Debian package.  I
> downloaded the rpm and used alien to install it on my Debian system.
> Worked like a charm.
> Dhruva
> On Fri, Jan 04, 2002 at 04:17:43PM -0700, quoth Glenn Murray:
> > Thanks for the response.  When I had a RH5.2, I was able to get
> > Linus's lesson on pronouncing Linux to come out of the speakers.
> > However, sndconfig does not appear to be a Debian package, so it must
> > work some other way.  It seems there should be a KDE way to do this...
> > 
> > Glenn Murray
> > http://www.mines.edu/~gmurray
> > 
> > On 4 Jan 2002, Hugh Brown wrote:
> > 
> > > Assuming RH, then go to a non-X session (init 3 as root from a terminal)
> > > and then run sndconfig.  In the past, when I have tried sndconfig from X
> > > it locks up the machine (there's a note to that effect and they really
> > > meant it).  That should configure your sound card and load the
> > > appropriate modules (assuming it is a supported sound card).
> > > 
> > > Hugh

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