Re: What kernel module for "Sound Max Digital Audio"?
mike polniak wrote:
Kent West wrote:
At any rate, I'm getting really frustrated, and am about to give up on
getting sound to work on my new computer with Debian. I'm not giving up
on Debian by any means, but it is making me feel less gung-ho to
recommend it to newbies like I've been doing. :-( Configuring hardware
is still just way too hard for even someone who's technically literate.
Petrely is right; we need standards (without the straight-jacket that
could conceivably bring with it). At the least, we need good
documentation, and that's hard to come by with the extreme complexity
and variability of Linux systems.
/End of Rant
There is something to be said for a PCI sound card. I have no
aliases for sound modules or entries in modules.conf. I have only one
line i added to /etc/modules : es1371. This loads a single sound module
to run my Creative 4812 PCI Ensoniq Sound Card (cost $22).
Sound works out of the box , nothing else needed, as a matter of
fact when i listen to cd's i just put a cd in and listen to the music.
No need to even start a program for playing cd's.
Yeah, that's the card I had on my previous machine, and it worked great.
Now, Gateway has apparently decided to start using integrated sound and
video (yuck!!!). It's my work computer, not mine, so I don't really want
to spend my own $ just to have sound, and the "official" work position
is "It works with Windows; it's your choice to use Linux, so we're not
buying a new soundcard." Dandy. So I'll either fight with it long enough
to get sound working, or I'll just live without. Mostly, I just needed
to rant after a couple of days of non-success; right now I'm in "Fug-ged
aboudit" mode. I'll get back to it in a day or two.