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Hi folks, first time posting for me so .....be gentle :P
i cant seem to find any threads w/ this exact prob so here goes:
i am trying to figure out what happened to my sound. during install i was able to select the SB pci card and things seem to go smoothly. however, after installing nvidia driver (IA32) i have no sound because it now looks to the onboard sound chip (truly worthless at that).
i thought that since it detected the SB in the begining i should be able to run an autodetect to get it back but can't seem to find any such option. i'm running mdk 9.2 btw.
also, if i need to go and do this manually, where can i look to determine the SB type in order to go DL the appropriate drivers?
i had it working but no mic. i went back in to redo everything from scratch.... configure.....make.....now i'm stuck at make.... alsa's lovely website gives no definite approach so i'm stuck. the first time i installed it i had gone off of someone else's personal site since it was easier to read.... but i can't find it (actually a buddy over the phone found it and read it to me). in any case, this is where i am.
and that's were i am at the moment. after going through this i can then go into the kmix and choose a sb16 driver that works for my card. but i have crashed twice now after (although not directly after making the choice) and then i have to start all over again. i feel i am missing something here....
ok.. i must be doing something wrong because i can't seem to get alsamixer going. i seem to get caught up at the part that says i need to do a modprobe. i see it in the driver dir but it says no such command. i followed the how to exactly up to this part except for one thing.... configuring pnp for the sb card. the reason is that the page for the pnp is missing from their site at the moment. any thoughts folks?
and thank you for the help PD...and whoever else might chime in.
is it working or not? i'm unsure as you continue to post in this thread, yet, thje other thread says it's working. i don't mind sticking around to help, but, i'm not sure why you have conflicting posts.
i can understand the confusion. the sound does work as i mentioned in the other thread but it only works for one app at a time AFTER i play with the mixer for about 5 mins. the other thread was started due to the prob i was having with both the onboard and the sb card but i was able to fix that. although i am still trying suggestions given nonetheless. but since i only get sound for one app at a time and there is no precise method (no method i try works twice) to get the sound working, i will continue with this thread as the entire prob still exits. sorry for the confusion.
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
no problem, thx for clearing it up. so i'm assuming you've installed alsa, and all libs, utilities, etc. are you doing modprobe as root? which sb card exaxtly do you have so i can read over the alsa install procedure for it?