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I have just downloaded and installed Linux Mandrake 10.0 Community and the sound is working fairly well, except for it makes a noise whenever the CPU light is on, and the system will freeze if I open Netscape. I have tried using both Real Player 8 and XMMS, and both behave the same. I'm not sure what settings I should change or what I should do to keep my music files from freezing the computer. Any suggestions?
My sound card is an ISA Sound Blaster 16. In the XMMS preferences I try to switch to the ALSA sound driver from the OSS driver, since I have heard that ALSA is better, but it won't recognize the sound card and I do not know how to configure ALSA correctly. How do I go about doing this or is this even possible? I don't have any idea what I should do next
Open up the mandrake control centre, go to hardware, then hardware. From here choose your sound card and click on configure.
In this screen you can choose which driver to use. The Alsa driver for me has"snd-" behind it of it wheras the OSS one doesn't.
In xmms you have to tell it which driver you are using, it can't change it.
I find I get the sam equality and performance with the OSS driver as with the Alsa driver.
I do not have onboard sound, I only have the ISA sound card. When I go into the Mandrake Control Centre and go to hardware, the sound card is not listed in the list of hardware. I have run sndconfig to configure the sound card, is there anything else I need to do to make Linux recognize the card?
There is no option to select the driver under sndconfig, it only detects the sound card. The sound card is obviously detected if it can play sound, but it is not detected under the Mandrake Control Center hardware page. Does anyone know what I can do to change the driver in this situation?
I don't have mandrake but in red hat and suse you can manually select from a list in other or options because your sound card should work,also check and make sure nothing is in mute as sometimes it is in default,david