sound cards

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Thu Jan 1 18:25:50 EST 2004

I had the same problem. I did have it working at one time however. I 
would use oss but it doesn't support the sb16 in full duplex mode 
making programs like speakfreely anoying to use.
On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 
12:42:00PM -0600, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> Yes, I had trouble getting an sb16 working with alsa. Basically, it
> couldn't find the card. I ended up switching to the kernel oss drivers
> with the sb16 module built into the kernel itself, and that works for
> me. I had a thread here some time back about this, but I don't
> remember what the exact subject line was.
> That's my experience, but your mileage may very of course.
> Greg
> On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 10:57:14AM -0700, Steve Holmes wrote:
> > Speaking of the older SB cards, how does alsa work with them? In
> > particular, the sb16? I have an old laptop that has an sb16 compatible
> > card built in and I would like to switch to ALSA on that.  I thought
> > people had some trouble getting ALSA to work with sb16's.
> > 
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