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Old 08-30-2006, 01:41 AM   #1
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Mandriva One 2006 Failed to Detect Sound Blaster 16 Card


I have an old PII (AOpen; 384 MB RAM) box that I decided to load Linux on. I tried Xandros OCE 3.0.2 and I didn't get very far into the Install before it failed. Then I tried MEPIS 6.0, but when I tried playing an audio CD, the drive started making awful noises.

I decided to give Mandriva a try, so I downloaded Mandriva One 2006. The install went seamlessly.

But when I tried to play an Audio CD, nothing happens when I click play.

Then I tried playing an MP3 file that I downloaded off the Net; Amarok briefly starts up then vanishes (teh MP3 file is fine 'cause it works on my other Linux box as well as on Windows).

I noticed in the Mandriva Linux Control Center that no sound card is listed. My card is Sound Blaster 16 PnP.

[paul@linus ~]$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 02)
00:04.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:04.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:04.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:04.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Macronix, Inc. [MXIC] MX987x5 (rev 25)
00:0b.0 Multimedia video controller: 3Dfx Interactive, Inc. Voodoo (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c)
[paul@linus ~]$ uname -r

How can I get Mandriva (or any distro) to recognzie my sound card?




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