more than one sound card, and debian installer?

Gregory Nowak greg at
Tue Apr 24 01:46:03 EDT 2012

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On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 01:07:19AM -0400, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> I have more than one sound card in the test machine I am using, a
> souldblaster awe 32, and a soundblaster pro live, or clone of one.

Having 2 sound cards in the machine shouldn't be a problem. If you're
not getting sound from one of them, try the second one. I believe
which sound card is the default depends on the order the hardware
is detected, and the modules are loaded. If you're not getting sound
after booting into a freshly installed system, then you may need to
unmute both cards, and set volume levels high enough. I don't recall
if the install manual tells you how to do that or not.

> This computer has nothing whatsoever on its hard drive, although the
> items are installed, enough that the installer should be able to
> find them.

The above makes no sense to me.

> I considered something else too, does the installer actually require
> a connected monitor?
> I obviously have a video card, but made this first try without
> moving the unit near my monitor.
> thanks for any wisdom here,
> Karen

No, you don't need a monitor connected to your video card.


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