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Old 09-09-2004, 10:28 AM   #1
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Question 2 Sounds cards?!?!


Hi all,

I am in the process of moving from windows and diving into the deep end and going full on linux. Currently got Mandrake 9.2 running with little or no problems so far, and I am in the process of configuring it for my liking.

The problem that I have and I am banging my head on the desk over is that I have 2 sound cards on my machine. One built into the motherboard (Via) and a Creative Labs Sound Blaster PCI sound card which I prefer! Mandrake has detected both cards and has it has chosen the on board sound device. How can I change mandrake so that it uses the PCI sound card???

Please help me!!! This is driving me nuts!

Cheers in advance...

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Old 09-09-2004, 12:10 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

Normally it is just easier to disable the on board sound card, next time you restart, go into BIOS - hunt around, you should have an option to disable onboard sound, once that is disabled, an OS will no longer interact with it and you can go about setting up your preferred card.

If there isn't an option (or you can't find it), come back and a Mandrake user may be able to help from the linux side of things :)

Good luck,

Steve
 
Old 09-09-2004, 02:38 PM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for your support so far...

I managed to disable the sound card in the BIOS but still the sndconfig still seems to locate it... I am completely stumped now. So any other ideas would be fantastic.

Again.... thanks in advance...

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Old 09-09-2004, 04:01 PM   #4
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I'm sorry, I'm a Slackware man myself, I suggest you post a thread in the Mandrake forum detailing your problem - someone should be able to help you there :)

Good luck,

Steve
 
Old 09-09-2004, 04:59 PM   #5
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maybe you disable it on the mobo itself by changing the jumper? are you confortable doing that?
 
  


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