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Old 09-29-2003, 01:55 PM   #1
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Newbie needs help with installing soundcard driver on thinkpad

I am new to linux. I recently aquired the use of an IBM Thinkpad 770ED 9549-5AU. I then downloaded and installed Redhat Linux 9. The install went perfectly.

My only problem so far is I have no access to the sound card. Whenever someone logs in an error message box is displayed complaining about the fact that "the device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such device)". I checked and there is an entry under /dev for dsp.

I located and read a Linux Sound-HOWTO webpage and based on what it states and what I found on my system I should have access to the sound card, but I don't.

The "uname" command tells me that the version of linux I am running is 2.4.20-8.

Does anyone out there have any ideas/suggestions ?
Old 09-29-2003, 02:06 PM   #2
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You may have an ISA sound card. If so you may want to load the sndconfig program. and try initializing with that.


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