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Old 07-03-2005, 11:32 AM   #1
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Newbie Sound Card Help

I have only just started using linux really so any help make sure its for idiots.

I need help setting up my audigy 2 card in linux. I using mandrake linux 10.1 (i think). And i want my sound card to work.

How do i set it up? Ideally i want to set it up using the rear channel for most sound if that is possible.
Old 07-04-2005, 11:53 AM   #2
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Can anyone help me please?
Old 07-04-2005, 02:36 PM   #3
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Please provide more details -- are you receiving any system error messages (if so, what are they), what steps have you attempted already to get it to work, does the sound card work for some things but not others or just not at all, etc? Basic things to check:

1. If you have onboard sound plus a soundcard, disable one or the other. Presumably you don't want to use onboard, so during the bootup process, get into BIOS and disable the onboard sound.

2. Check basic physical connections - are the cables plugged in, are the speakers connected to the correct jack, are the speakers powered on, etc. If you are trying to play CD's, is the little cable running from the CD drive to the soundcard correctly installed?

3. Verify your volume settings. ALSA (the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) typically will default all volume settings to be muted. First, run "alsaconf" to configure your sound, then run "alsamixer" to adjust the individual volume settings.

Those are just a few things to check. It's tough to offer any other suggestions without having a better understanding of your situation. Good luck with it -- J.W.


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