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Re: sound with Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW

On Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 03:46:21PM +0800, Clayton wrote:

>   <snip>
> I have several old Thinkpads of Pentium II & III vintage, and have
> found with recent kernels that sound (and other things too!!) support
> kind of comes and goes. It would seem that kernel developers all have
> nice shiny new machines.

I have a couple of old thinkpads too...
> To solve most of my sound card headaches I bought a pair of USB
> headphones, and a pair of high-quality USB speakers. I have also found
> that if I blacklist the module for the internal sound card, when I plug
> in a USB sound device it becomes the one and only default sound device,
> and almost all software talks to it just fine. (Getting some software
> to talk to a USB sound card in the second position is non-trivial....)

Now that is an interesting idea -- walk round the problem.  Thanks for
that thought.  What software has problems with this, though?


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