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Re: How can I get my sound card working

Gnu-Raiz writes:
>If you need help post the kernel version, and sound card you
>are using. If your using a 2.6 kernel you might want to list
>the alsa information as well.

	dmesg is very helpful also.  That is all the stuff that comes
flying on to your screen as your Linux system boots.  Most of it also
goes in to a file for just such trouble-shooting.  It might be
/var/log/dmesg and it should have been deposited there each time you
boot your system.  Here's what it can tell you about your sound card
which, of course, will vary from system to system but still is a gold
mine of information.

Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.4rc2 (Tue Mar 30 08:19:30 2004 UTC).
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 0000:00:0e.0
ALSA device list:
  #0: Sound Blaster Live! (rev.3) at 0xecc0, irq 5

	Yours will probably be different, but look for anything
pertaining to the sound card and see if it looks like a complaint or
if things appear to be going well.  Sometimes what you don't see is
important.  If you have a sound card and there is no mention of it in
your boot sequence, then chances are it's just soaking up a few
milliamps from your power supply and doing nothing useful at all
because the BIOS doesn't know about it or the drivers aren't in your
kernel or something like that.

	Good luck.

Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK 
OSU Information Technology Division Network Operations Group

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