I didn't quite know where exactly to put this post, but since I'm using Mandrake 10, I figured this is as good as any. My problem is something I would imagine is simple to fix (although, I cannot seem to fix it). I have a computer with a Creative Labs sound card and a sound card built into my motherboard. Now Mandrake found both cards, and installed drivers for each, I am currently booted in Windows so I cannot list the drivers the install chose. Now I think I know what the problem is and I have experimented. I believe that Mandrake chose the onboard sound card as the default (just as windows does when I install it) and it uses this sound card for everything. However, my speakers are plugged into my SoundBlaster. Now, I tried something simple and disabled the onboard sound card in BIOS. When I booted into Linux, KDE was sluggish and it took a good 40 seconds longer for it to actually start (KDE that is) and once I was in KDE the sound worked, but the whole desktop was slow, it took well over a minute for a virtual terminal to come up. Then when I clicked the equivalent of start->shutdown the X Server hung up.
As soon as I boot back into Linux, I can list the drivers chosen for each card. Anyone have any ideas on how I can make my SoundBlaster card the default card. I would hate not being able to use it because it sounds a lot better than the built in card.
Thanks for any help