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Old 12-07-2001, 08:29 PM   #1
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How do I set up sound?


I am trying to set it up in RH 7 and 6.2, but I could find any info on this. Anyone help?
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Old 12-08-2001, 06:21 AM   #2
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Well, you could try running
/usr/sbin/sndconfig
as root.

What soundcard you got?
 
Old 12-16-2001, 08:51 PM   #3
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PCI Yamah YMF 72X in slackware8

Sorry but I don't understand how you run: /usr/sbin/sndconfig
isn't that just a directory? What exactly would be run? Does running something simply mean writting out the directory name at the Commandline? I know this is simple for u but i have no reference point for commandline functions in linux. Will try it anyway.

Last edited by NightSky; 12-16-2001 at 08:53 PM.
 
Old 12-17-2001, 03:36 AM   #4
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similar question

well, i just finished my initial install of Slackware 8 and I too can't figure out how to setup the sound for the system under KDE.

The mobo that I am using has integrated sound, and there is no /usr/sbin/sndconfig file to run in my installation.

this is kinda minor to me, but i will need to have sound at some point hehe. I am just having fun learning at the moment.

bc99
 
Old 12-17-2001, 04:29 AM   #5
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For RedHat is mutch more simple: just type in a console (assuming you are root!) sndconfig or the whole path /usr/sbin/sndconfig and let it do the job.

Slack needs to know at boot time which module to load... once you know which sound card (the chipset, not the commercial name) you got you can edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules in the section #sound support or something. i.e. I've got a Yamaha snd card, and have it work simply adding this line in that file:

/sbin/modprobe opl3sa2

check out if your sdncard chipset support is already in the /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and if it is uncomment the line and reboot....

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Old 12-17-2001, 11:10 AM   #6
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Agree snd is minor at this point. Unfortunately not all distros share the same commandline syntax. Originally I got Redhat7 but it wld not install b/c of soyo6BA+IV onboard HTP366 ATA66 Controller so I tried Slackware8 and it installed beautifully. I have no prior experience with Linux. Once I get my box running my goal is to setup a webserver for slackware8 newbie support. Lets share our progress and tribulaions its the most fun way to learn. Chk out linuxnewbie.org linuxjunior.org - chatroom where u r not sent to read man or docs that u probably read already
http://gibsons.future.easyspace.com/...ide/index.html no machine language.

Last edited by NightSky; 12-17-2001 at 11:15 AM.
 
Old 12-17-2001, 11:20 AM   #7
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sounds good

double pun lol.

My mobo's sound chip was listed in the rc.modules file and when I uncommented the line it brought it up lovely. Since the sound chip(s) are accessed as a PCI device it is like having a sound card installed in a PCI slot. This particular mobo had a Sound Blast 64V PCI which was directly listed in the rc.modules file.

I am new to linux, new to Slack, but not completely new to Unix (and I hate reading man pages/manuals hehe). I think you have a great idea though, and I'll look at the linuxnewbie.org site, though I have lots of warm-fuzzies from the responses that I've gotten in this forum too. 95% of my install went off without a hitch and the last 5% is getting slowly widdled away from the support of this forum

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