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    sound card problem

    after installing alsa, by using the apt-get, i get no errors. the thing is that i am expecting a setup icon to popup. anybody got any ideas? i need to setup my sound

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    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
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    Oct 2005
    Montreal, Canada
    Which kernel are you using?

    uname -a
    If you have the default 2.4 kernel, than you need to install the alsa modules for it:
    Instead of doing that, I suggest you switch to a 2.6 kernel.

    Besides the kernel modules for 2.4 (or simply a 2.6 kernel), you need those packages:
    apt-get install alsaplayer alsaplayer-alsa alsa-base alsa-utils
    Once you have sound working, if your soundcard doesn't support hardware mixing, cf you cannot ear from multiple programs at a time, you will need to configure alsa dmix.
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