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Re: if I were a newbie how would I get sound?

On Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 07:42:21PM -0500, Mark Grieveson wrote:
> >
> >This is all goblygook to me; my current box has a SB16....
> >
> >
> >
> >...Note that I don't run gnome.  I have been using icewm since my current
> >box has a 486.
> Coming here is a good place to start when having issues getting sound.  
> Some suggestions:  try installing alsa-base, alsa-utils, and alsa-oss.  
> Then, as root, run the command "alsaconf".  Check the volumes with 
> alsamixer. 
> If this still doesn't find your soundcard, then, as root, edit your 
> /etc/modules file to include the line "snd-sb16", and then restart your 
> computer.  Check the volumes with alsamixer.
> Perhaps oss has a module that can be used.  Try, as root, the command 
> "modprobe sb16" and see.  If so, then try to add "sb16" to the 
> /etc/modules file.  Restart, and see.
> Anyway, I've often had difficulties with sound, but sometimes I have 
> luck with the suggestions above.  Good luck.

If there's anyone who
 (a) want sound, and
 (b) doesn't often have difficulties with sound,
I'd like to know about it.

Sound seems to be one of the flakier aspect od Debian.

-- hendrik

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