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Old 01-08-2006, 10:39 AM   #1
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Recommend Distro please

I use mainboard asus P5GD1
soundcard on board Realtek alc861
I have problem install many distro cannot listen form my soundcard I already try alsa but not work
Can you recommend me -> what distro can I use
Or anything you can help except throw it away

Please help me
Old 01-08-2006, 10:54 AM   #2
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OK, you don't give up on a distro just because your soundcard doesn't work. Look at the tutorial on this site and search google for installing sound card drivers.
BTW, please be more specific about what your running on your PC, specs, and tell us exactly what "not work" means.
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Well, "ctkroeker" is right. But still, if you decide to use "Fedora" or "linspire", for instance, such configuration may be done "alone".
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detect soundcard as hidefinition intel,but no have any sound form system I use this system on window-xp before this,but want to try some linux ,I try to config alsa,soundcard but still detect same driver,never hear something
thanks you for your kindly
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For Intel sound, you have to use snd-intel8x0. After it is loaded, run xterm, konsole, rxvt, aterm, or any virtual terminal and run alsamixer. Usually sound is at 0% and muted, so adjust Master and PCM. Always use alsamixer instead of GUI programs like kmix or gmix. When you got the settings how you want them, type su - to login as root and type alsactl store.
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Go to and get a CMI8738 5.1 PCI sound card for $8. Works on any Linux distro and puts out great sound. 90% of the time it will be auto-detected and setup for you. Otherwise all you will have to do is run alsa config.


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