Fixing the sound issue

April 20, 2006 at 12:18 pm Leave a comment

Unfortunately, Slackware did not detected the Soundblaster card. KDE started up with an error message that the sound server did not start properly. I tried the following:

  1. Start a terminal window.
  2. su to root.
  3. Type alsaconf and follow the prompts.

The alsaconf program found the sound card and prompt you if you want to install the driver for it. Alternately, one can also do the following:

  1. In the terminal window, run lspci. This displays a list of cards.
  2. Do a modprobe -l, if you're lucky, you'll see a module corresponding to your card.
  3. Do a modprobe <drivername>.

The drivers are installed temperary. You must add the necessary files to your config files (which vary from distro to distro) to make it permanent.

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