Hello! I'm very new to Linux, but I'm learning so please go easy on me.
I have a SoundBlaster Live! card, which came with my Dell. Apparently it's some kind of crippled version and doesn't use an authentic chipset or something. As a result, a lot of people on message boards have been having trouble getting it to work with alsa.
So I was very happy to find that Slackware actually works with my soundcard, after unmuting the channels in alsamixer.
When I leave my system alone, audio playback (CDs, etc) is okay
but I can hear distortion. But once I do anything
on the computer, even drag a window around or load a web page (or even typing this message), the audio becomes sort of choppy and I hear popping.
Is this because of the lack of proper drivers / software emulation, or is this something you think I can fix?