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Old 10-01-2006, 02:16 PM   #1
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Sound on a dell box

I just installed Mandrive 2006 on my son's Dell desktop and everything works fine, except the sound. When I run hardward configuration, there are two sound devices:
Vendor: ‎Intel Corp.

Description: ‎82801EB AC'97 Audio


and Identification
Vendor: ‎Creative Labs

Description: ‎[SB Live! Value] EMU10k1X


They both seem to configure and get the right modules loaded, but I can't get any sound out. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Old 10-01-2006, 11:26 PM   #2
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It often confuses Linuces when multiple sound cards are there. When there is a sound capability provided by the motherboard (the Intel one you listed), the best first choice is to remove the sound card (SB Live) and try again. You should check and make sure both OSS and ALSA (if you have that) recognize the Intel sound driver.

Can you say which (OSS or ALSA) you use for sound output? You select this in audio preferences.


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