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
> 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.
I got it to work. I didn't doubt that I could by poking around the old
fashioned way, I was just wondering how we expected a newbie to do it.
I didn't need the oss module or the sb16.
Why isn't there a package alsa-setup that depends on the necessary
components and then runs alsaconf and gives a few hints if things don't