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im new to linux and i cant get my soundcard to work i have no idea what to do to get it work and i've tried looking around on linux ...
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    Soundcard problems


    im new to linux and i cant get my soundcard to work i have no idea what to do to get it work and i've tried looking around on linux to figure it out but like i said im new and have no idea where to look or anything. I have a onboard soundcard its a soundlabs crystal something or another im not quite sure but if anyone could help i'd be very much appreciative, thanks.

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    You will need to go into the kernel and choose the sound card that you own. Do you know how to do this? If not, lemme know... We'll get ya through it.

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    Yeah, and maybe a output of lspci could be useful ( if its a pci soundcard ( easier to find a module you can use))

    Have you cheched out OSS?

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    yeah i have no idea whatyour talking about with the kernal just reply back and ill let you guys try to walk me through it because the soundcard seems to be the only problem im having using linux thanks in advance

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    I would also like to know how to go into the kernel and perform those actions. I get soundcard not detected when i run "detect soundcard".

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    Have you tried su and then /sbin/sndconfig?
    I had the same problem but sndconfig imediately detected my card and solved the problem.(you must install sndconfig first, of course)

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    Ah yes and i get the message that my card is not supported. Much thanks. Aureal Semiconductor Vortex 1 is the name of the card. Sucks cause i didn't wana add anything new to this pc.

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    You can get drivers for that at sourceforge, but they give a complaint about not being signed, or that they will taint the kernel. I used one for a month or two til I could get a CMI 8738 card. It worked all the while, but the kernel warnings made me uneasy.

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    I think the 'taint the kernel' warnings are what debian outputs when you have somehting that doesn't conform to it's software contract ie not GNU.

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    No, not then (Well still not, but working on it) MDK 9.1 was the distro. I think it was about the same. Card worked well and it seems I was told to ignore the kernel tainting warnings, but the CMI I knew would be detected and loaded in MDK, and has 2 line out jacks, and very good surround in Win9x

    I know I could get a better card, but not for the price! (R-R-R a win PC)

    Here's alink to the aureal linux drivers from sourceforge. They have a newer version than the one I used (1.0.5->1.1.2) May have worked out a few more minor bugs.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/aureal/

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