Still need advice ALSA/Intel onboard s5520sc
mwhapples at aim.com
Mon Mar 14 12:37:52 EDT 2011
I don't know whether it will help, but have you considered trying GRML
http://www.grml.org? Its based on debian unstable and is a great live
CD. I probably wouldn't recommend using it installed to a hard disk, but
it certainly can be used to install other distributions (eg. debian I
believe is possible and I have certainly used it to install archlinux
and I think I have heard of someone using it to install gentoo).
NOTE: If you try GRML, get the full CD sized image, do not use the small
or medium versions as I think those do not contain all the speech stuff.
You asked about external sound cards, yes they will work with espeakup,
the only possible problem may be if you have multiple sound cards
working in the system, the problem being knowing which might be default
(this can be overcome for an installed system but when booting from
installer CDs it can be difficult to guess).
On -10/01/37 20:59, Liz Hare wrote:
> Hi, all,
> I'm still trying to figure out how to get Linux installed on this
> machine with the crazy Intel 7.1 HD audio.
> I tried the Arch distribution
> and got a boot error in spite of trying to burn the CD slowly, and
> trying it several times.
> Since I really wanted Debian
> I tried borrowing eyeballs to just install Debian 6.0.0, but after a
> few menu selections I got an error that the speech synthesizer
> couldn't be configured.
> Any suggestions on the best way to get this thing running so I can
> actually get some work done on it? Is there any distribution with the
> most recent ALSA drivers (1.0.24) and speech? If not, would I be
> better off getting an external USB sound card-- are those supported
> with espeakup?
> Thanks for any ideas,
> Liz Hare PhD
> Dog Genetics LLC
> doggene at earthlink.net
> On 3/10/2011 4:29 PM, Christopher Brannon wrote:
>> Liz Hare<doggene at earthlink.net> writes:
>>> Which version of ALSA did that distribution have? It's 1.0.21 in the
>>> version of Debian I'm trying to install.
>> Hi Liz,
>> The versions on my CD are as follows:
>> alsa-utils 1.0.23,
>> kernel 2.6.33.
>> These are old by ArchLinux standards. It's time to make a new CD. The
>> current versions in our repositories are:
>> alsa-utils-22.214.171.124 and kernel 2.6.37.
>> -- Chris
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