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Hi there, I'm trying to install Damn Small Linux on an old IBM Thinkpad. When I boot with the Live CD, the moment the sound card driver is loaded/installed, the ...
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    Smile deafening sound when Damn Small Linux boots


    Hi there,

    I'm trying to install Damn Small Linux on an old IBM Thinkpad.

    When I boot with the Live CD, the moment the sound card driver is loaded/installed, the computer emits a deafening, unending screech (like a digital wail).

    I am not going to use audio on this laptop, so I've tried to boot the Live CD without installing the soundcard driver, but could not find a boot option that would do that.

    I was unable turn off the sound card in the CMOS.

    I thought I might disable the sound card from within DSL, but am not familiar with it and don't know where to look (there is time pressure as my roommates like quiet).

    Short of pulling the laptop apart and physically removing the sound card, I'm not sure what to do.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks,
    Shawn

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    Maybe this thread below may shed some light on your problem. Finding Documentation for Damn Small linux can be a Pain.

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    Thanks very much.

    Since I'm only interested in shutting the card up, and am not going to use audio in the future, I wonder if remarking out any entries in modprobe.conf (having to do with the sound card) would do the trick.

    I'll give it a try.

    Thanks so much for your time.

    Shawn


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