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Old 05-17-2006, 12:56 PM   #1
monty_2487
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How can I disable an internal soundcard and use a new pci one? (Mandriva 2006)


I am running a duel boot system. XP and Mandriva, and XP recognizes my new soundcard, but Mandriva will not. I cannot even get sound from the old port now, after trying to disable it and use the new card. Mandiva sees the new card when I boot, and shows it when I look at hardware, but I have no sound from the new card.

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Old 05-17-2006, 01:01 PM   #2
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You should be able to disable the onboard sound card in the bios.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 01:05 PM   #3
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To disable your onboard sound, look in your BIOS (press and hold either F2, F8 or Del for a few secs while the computer is booting - one of those keys will take you to the bios screen) In there you should be able to disable the sound card. However, I'm not exactly sure this will solve your problem - it may very well be an alsa issue. Post back with whether or not this works, and we will see what else may need to be done.

Edit: tiger beat me to it.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 01:41 PM   #4
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Disabling the device in your BIOS might not do it for you depending on your distro. Unlike windows which relies on the BIOS settings to run, Linux only reads it initially when booting the system. After that the your distro could turn hardware back on if it is configure to use it. Your best bet is to recompile the kernel and remove the modules for the onboard sound, while adding the modules for the new card.

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Old 05-17-2006, 04:03 PM   #5
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FWIW, disabling the onboard soundcard in the BIOS has worked for me in Mandrake/Mandriva since version 9.2.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 08:07 PM   #6
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I have tried the BIOS way several times with no avail. Is recompiling the kernel a pain? Will it affect other things as well?
 
Old 05-17-2006, 08:23 PM   #7
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not to much of pain, especially if sound support is compile as a module. If this is the case, you can skip the complete compile process and only add/remove the desired modules w/ 'make modules && make modules_install' do a 'make menuconfig' in the /usr/src/linux-<version> directory and post back if you have any questions about what you need to change.

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