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Old 10-31-2003, 04:38 PM   #1
TRON2
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Question What soundcard should I use?


I currently have an ALS100 but I sick of trying to get it to work in linux so I tossing it out the window. Wal mart here where I live only carries sound blaster 16 pci. and so far the only "readily available" sound card I could find at a computer store was a sound blaster live. But they want $45 bucks for them! yipes! So I'm thinking of getting one on ebay but I want linux to be able to dectect the freaking thing and do most of the work for me because im a lazy ex-windoze user. So what do you guys think I should get?
A few things to consider....I love playing hardcore brain tweaking 3d accelerated games and I dont want to lose any performance. Thanks!
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Old 10-31-2003, 04:45 PM   #2
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Re: What soundcard should I use?

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I love playing hardcore brain tweaking 3d accelerated games and I dont want to lose any performance.
$45 bucks is hardly anything, then! You shouldn't have trouble with any of the soundblaster cards, especially those in your price range. I think those several-hundred-dollar external cards aren't fully supported.

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Old 10-31-2003, 06:39 PM   #3
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I think Im going to go with the sound blaster audigy gamer
 
Old 11-01-2003, 04:00 AM   #4
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Well, when I had major snags getting my onboard AC97 device working (I did eventually), I changed it to a soundblaster live 5.1 digital, which plugged straight in to a PCI, was detected OK and seems to work find.

The only thing I have to do is make sure I use the correct driver. My mandrake seems to see it as one of the audigy series and defaults to the Audigy() driver, and I just have to set it to the alternate emu10K1 driver which is the actual driver for it.

Price ? was 50, so $45 is cheap.

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John
 
  


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