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Old 03-16-2002, 05:52 AM   #1
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linux sound card


i have suse 7.2 and red hat 7.2. what is the best suited sound card i can purchased to be utilize the drivers that are installed on both of these operating systems
 
Old 03-16-2002, 06:43 AM   #2
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Any Sound Blaster

I use the SoundBlaster PCI512! It offers great sound quality and is natively compatible with Windows 2000/Xp and Linux. I use it under SuSE Linux 7.3 and it works flawlessly!

In general, the best sound cards in terms of driver support in all major Operating systems are CREATIVE LABS SOUND BLASTER cards! I would recommend you use a SoundBlaster Card of some sort!

Ihope this helps!


NOTE:you can also try OSS drivers if you have a non-compliant sound card or a sound card with no linux drivers!
 
Old 03-16-2002, 06:54 AM   #3
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i have soundblaster live card and have no trouble with it, but the santa cruz is the one giving me problems. red hat had one driver that sort of worked, not to good, sound was very poor. suse 7.2 on my other machine could not play it. thanks for the info. how do you like suse 7.3? i have red hat 7.2 on one of my other computers, i i sort of like the desktop with red hat 7.2 a little better, brighter colors, little extras i noticed suse doesn,t have. but for the price of a professional version, suse is the way to go. a whole lot cheaper. will have a better idea which system i like better 6 months from now, will try to learn some with each system

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Old 03-16-2002, 07:13 AM   #4
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i looooooove SuSE

I absolutely loooooove SuSE Linux Professional 7.3. Its definately the way to go in linux! It also comes on 7CDs and a single DVD meaning its install would be made alot easier if you have (or can borrow) a DVD drive! You can also boot an existing install of SuSE using this DVD (or CDs) which means you can troubleshoot failed boots!

As for your Santa Cruz card there are two things you can try:
1.) OSS drivers (link is above)
and/or
2.) Rebadged name? Some companies like to take hardware and put their own name on it. Such hardware is called "rebadged" hardware. What this means is that MAYBE your sound card uses a chipset of a company that has linux drivers out. Use a search engine (google is my favorite) to dig in and find out f your santa cruz card is rebadged, and if there is a driver for it!
 
Old 03-16-2002, 07:24 AM   #5
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i really don,t have any troulble installing either suse 7.2 or red hat 7.2, but got to use the boot disk with red hat, haven,t yet figured out grub or lilo. suse was very good, loaded everthing and will boot without the floppy, big plus for suse.

i,ll see what i can do about drivers for sant cruz, will check out oss drivers. thanks again, got to hit the sack, got a 16 hour work day coming up. thanks for the info

really like this forum, the best i have found for linux so far. sort of like the dell computer forum i use a lot

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Old 03-16-2002, 02:56 PM   #6
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cool

Cool! The best of luck to you! Tell me if it worx for u!
 
Old 03-18-2002, 01:40 PM   #7
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I added a Soundblaster PCI512 to my RG7.2 machine and had no problems
 
Old 03-18-2002, 04:31 PM   #8
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yeah

Yeah, the 512 is a good card!

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