Sound Working

I got the sound working, and it was much easier than I had expected!

1/ run synaptic and mark alsa-base for install.  This will also select the following require packages – alsa-utils, linux-sound-base, and lsof.

2/ Run a terminal and su root.  Then, as root, run alsaconf.  Once the sound card database is built, you can choose your sound card – it does a good job of auto-detection.  Mine is a SiS (Silicon Integrated Systems) AC’97.

3/ enjoy!

a brief note: ALSA is Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, and alsaconf is the command to configure it  Also, alsamixer is the soundcard mixer, with a ncurses interface.

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