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boyinfrance 05-10-2002 12:52 PM

Sound driver


I have been trying to install a sound driver to Linux Mandrake 8.2 could anybody help because I can't find the file where sound drivers are kept.

Here is a copy of the README in PDF.


jglen490 05-10-2002 02:32 PM

I would recommend that you try running sndconfig as root, first. That usually picks up the sound card and sets it up for you. You may also need to correct permissions, or group ownership on the /dev/dsp, /dev/mixer*, /dev/audio, etc.

That PDF doc talks about some pretty old distributions and may be outdated.

boyinfrance 05-11-2002 10:01 AM


I'm sorry I'm a newbie and don't know how to run "sndconfig". Please explain!!

boyinfrance :Pengy:

X11 05-11-2002 11:20 AM

Just open up a console/terminal, type it in (sndconfig) and press enter.

boyinfrance 05-11-2002 11:22 AM

All I get is a bash error saying command couldn't be found!


Druaga 05-11-2002 04:39 PM

open a terminal, type "su -" then it will ask for your root password, then type "sndconfig"

boyinfrance 05-12-2002 03:09 AM

I still get the same error!


Doalwa 05-13-2002 05:27 AM

You can't open sndconfig because it yet isn't installed! Just open up the Package Managment programme from Mandrake and make a search for sndconfig! All you have to do now is go to the Install tab and install the sndconfig package.

After the installation is finished, log in as ROOT, open a console window and simply type sndconfig , this is all there is to do.

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