Mandrake uses the ALSA drivers, Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, that in the long run work much better and cover more cards than the kernel sound modules, but can sometimes be quirky to get running. First off, to figure out what the current support is for your soundcard, what's the model information of it? To find out, from a command prompt:
Also, I just remembered... this is sometimes a small trip of an error, but ALSA drivers come muted by default. You may want to try, under whichever desktop, probably KDE, Multimedia->Sound Mixer->and fiddle with the settings for a bit. If upon opening the sound mixer, you even have settings to mess with, then the driver has bound to the card.
Last edited by finegan; 07-22-2002 at 05:41 PM.