Ok here is how you switch to alsa.
there is an easier mandrake way to do it, but i haven't used mandrake in well over 2 years, so i'll tell you the command way to do it.
open a terminal and type su
then type urpmi alsa-utils
it will download and install everything it needs(or it will ask you to put it the cd's for it)
then type in init 3.
that will put you into a pure commandline.
then type(as root) alsaconf
that will load modules for alsa, unload modules for oss, and raise volume levels.
then after that finishes(answer the questions it answers, they are pretty easy)
type init 5.
then go back into kde, and change all your programs to use alsa(like xmms)
then add that thing i told you to earlier to .asoundrc, and then you can play more than one alsa sound at a time.
but oss sounds will still take up the whole soundcard (like flash), but you can still use artsdsp firefox to solvce that.
EDIT: xmms is a media player, very very much like winamp(can even use winamp skins) it's pretty much the default linux music player. and oss is what lets you play sounds.
Last edited by liquidtenmilion; 03-20-2005 at 03:56 PM.