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Old 07-06-2005, 02:41 PM   #1
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Will sound work for install if it doesnt on the livecd?

Now that 9.3 has been released to mirrors, I was hoping to use it on my laptop and replace ubuntu. I downloaded the livecd to find that everything worked quite well, however I could not get sound working. I was wondering if the sound would work if I installed SUSE to my harddrive. I'm using a Toshiba a55-s326.
Old 07-06-2005, 03:05 PM   #2
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1) What sound card do you have?
2) Has it ever worked on Linux?
Old 07-06-2005, 03:18 PM   #3
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Though I'm not sure of the sound card, every previous version of linux installed or tested does work.
Old 07-06-2005, 03:26 PM   #4
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I would assume that sound will not work with the installable version as well. Both (LiveCD/Installable) use essentielly the same driver and kernel. However, the installable version can be updated and may gain function of your soundcard with a later kernelupdate.
It is also more flexible and allows to install custom software and driver. I would say: have a try!
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Well if you have ALSA installed I can't see why it wouldn't work.
Old 07-07-2005, 11:38 AM   #6
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I have had trouble with sound cards in some Dells before. I ran alsaconf as root from the terminal and that usually fixed my problems.


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