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I've just installed Mandriva on my laptop and am a complete newb as far as linux goes, i am working my way through the linux for dummies book and another couple of info docs. When I installed Mandriva it seemed to go ok but the sound didn't work despite the sound card being detected. After searching a few sites I found someone with a similar problem on this forum although the hardware was different, I decided to give the solution a go which was :
in a terminal
sudo kwrite /etc/modules
when the document opens, add snd-sbawe to it
save it, close it and reboot
This got my sound working but in any of the games there is just a constant clicking type sound instead of game sounds? perhaps this is because the hardware is different?? If so do I need to replace the "snd-sbawe" with something else??
The detected card is -
Description: IXP150/200 AC'97 Audio Controller
Media class: MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO
Bus PCI #: 0
PCI device #: 20
PCI function #: 5
Vendor ID: 4098
Device ID: 17217
Sub vendor ID: 4473
Sub device ID: 65296