[lug] How do you make sound work?
nate at natetech.com
Fri Feb 1 15:37:13 MST 2002
Find a real SoundBlaster card on Ebay cheap and type...
Okay this might not be accurate, it was a LONG time ago I set up sound on
Debian but with the right sound cards the standard OSS support in the kernel
works a heck of a lot better than messing around with ALSA, IMHO.
Actually I think in the Debian machine it has an Ensoniq AudioPCI or
something equally as gross, but the kernel module loaded instantaneously and
worked first time out!
Nate, nate at natetech.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Murray" <gmurray at Mines.EDU>
To: <lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: [lug] How do you make sound work?
> 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
> > > > and then run sndconfig. In the past, when I have tried sndconfig
> > > > it locks up the machine (there's a note to that effect and they
> > > > 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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