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Old 08-09-2003, 06:37 PM   #1
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Unhappy No sound in Mandrake Linux

I have a SoundBlaster Live 5.1 card and I can't get any sound in Mandrake Linux 9.1. I've checked to make sure it's off of mute and I'm running an Alsa driver but I still can't get it to work. Someone told me to try typing in some code (this is just part of it):

cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig

I tried this but kept getting no such file or directory even when I logged in as root it gave me this message. Any other ideas or suggestions? I'm pretty new to Linux and need some help...thanks!
Old 08-11-2003, 08:54 AM   #2
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Try going to kde Control Center and switching between OSS and ALSA sound under sound ->server config?. I did a few things before I got sound to load by itself though. Got upgraded version of ALSA. Reloaded ALSA from Mandrake disks. played with the alsa config file. Eventually I got the OSS module from ALSA to load automatically but the ALSA module sounds better so I have to modprobe it in.
OSS -<driver>
ALSA- snd-<driver>


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