sound cards

Sean McMahon smcmahon at
Mon Jan 5 12:23:09 EST 2004

Speaking of sb 16 which I have on a compaq.  If I have trouble with alsa how
will I install with the cernal os drivers?  Sean
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gregory Nowak" <greg at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2004 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: sound cards

> 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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