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Old 02-20-2004, 12:32 AM   #1
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alsa very good

Hi I am a RED HAT 9 user and I just upgraded my sound drivers to ALSA

Very good indeed. Now I can have multiple sound programs running, which was not possible before + there were a number games in which sound was not working but now it is.

I am just posting this for others that are having sound difficulties.

Old 02-20-2004, 06:44 AM   #2
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I never got ALSA (or any other sound drivers) to work on my machine. I believe though that it was a hardware problem - I had an unusual sound card and the drivers for it were early betas. Did you find it easy to set up ALSA? What kind of sound card do you have?
Old 02-20-2004, 10:42 PM   #3
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I just have an onboard crappy sis card.

00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7012 PCI Audio Accelerator (rev a0)
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems: Unknown device 0a14
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
I/O ports at dc00 [size=256]
I/O ports at d800 [size=64]
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2

I compiled mine from source, but you can get rpms as well. It was bit of a pain finding instructions of what I had to do, but other than that it was ok.

go to

for the downloads, you will need the

alsa driver
alsa library
alsa utilities

to install correctly

then go to

and select your card for instruction on installing.

one thing to note is that by default your volume is at zero so you will need to run alsamixer and put the volume up before using the sound drivers.



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