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hi, i have installed Slackware 8.1 with GNOME as my XFree86. But it wont detect my sound card!! can anyone tell me how to set up the sound card?? much ...
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    Sound Under Slackware 8.1!!


    hi, i have installed Slackware 8.1 with GNOME as my XFree86. But it wont detect my sound card!! can anyone tell me how to set up the sound card?? much appreciated

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    What soundcard do you own?

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    hi, the sound card that i own is a built in is either ES1869, or ES7896...im not sure...but i found an article on the internet that solves the problem...

    /# modprobe es*

    that sometimes cures the problem....but most times not..

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    well, if you find the correct module, add it to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules with the text
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    /sbin/modprobe esXXXXX
    Good luck

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    hi, could i use wildcards....because the command that i type uses a wildcard!!

    modprobe es*

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    I've never heard that modprobe would be able to use wildcards, and it doesn't mention it in the manpage either. Anyway, even if it did, it would probably load all ess modules (or at least try to), which isn't necessarily a good idea. You should find the correct module instead.

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    hi...i checked what modules i have...and as it turns out..i don't have the correct module!! instead it was probing for es1370...could you tell me where i could find a module that would support my card??

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    Well, you could chek out

    Http://www.alsa-project.org
    -or-
    Http://www.opensound.com

    Also, maybe there is a sound module in the 2.4.* kernel wich you can compile and use?

    Good luck

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    You should upgrade to Slackware 9.0 RC3, maybe it detects your sound card.

    www.linuxiso.org

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