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Old 08-23-2003, 07:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy SoundMax sound though mic jack

I have ac97 soundmax card in my pc.
redhat 9 (and Mandrake9.1)detect it and plays though the mic hole.
I'm only 13 and had linux a week. plz be esay on me.


Old 08-23-2003, 10:38 PM   #2
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That's wierd....The jacks could be labeled wrong, unless you have used a mic with a different OS...Try using the other jack as the mic.
Old 08-24-2003, 11:12 AM   #3
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First of all, congrats on getting that far!

Apparently you aren't alone in having sound coming out of the mic socket. See also

I have a Soundmax AC97 also, and use the Alsa sound system, which I think is not standard on RH/Mandrake. Everything seems to work OK.

If you can live with the problem and no-one can suggest a quick fix you might be just as well accepting it until your hardware gets better support.

If you want to look into Alsa at some stage, see:


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