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Will C-Media 8738SX 6 ch sound card work with Puppy?
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PostPosted: Sun 29 Jan 2006, 20:34    Post subject:  Will C-Media 8738SX 6 ch sound card work with Puppy?  

hi to all...

first i woud like to say i'm very happy with puppy! it is excellent, easy and it's opened me world of Linux...

now my question...
i have puppy on old recycled computer, celeron 366mhz / 64mb ram and i decide to plug in some sound card for listening mp3 files. i try old iso card but it is not working and i'm beginner in linux, so i decide to by some new sound card. of course i don't won't to give lot of money so i find this card fo 10 euro - C-Media 8738SX 6 ch [url=http://www.ve-mil.hr/opis.aspx?sifra=4817&Provjera=632741791759429185)](link)[/url]

my question is: will this card work file with puppy? will i need advanced skills to install it, or just plug and play? in case it won't work, can u tell me some sound card that will match with puppy?

tnx for help...
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PostPosted: Sun 29 Jan 2006, 20:49    Post subject:  

Puppy Singer Puppy 1.0.8, is all going well, moving from the OSS to ALSA sound system. We should have better and more support for a greater variety of sound cards

These are the cards currently known to work with Puppy as of version 1.0.7

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/SoundCardsWorking

Hope that helps Smile

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Jan 2006, 21:15    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:
Puppy Singer (Puppy 1.0.Cool

An interesting new version numbering system? I recommend turning off smilies to see that this is really 1.0.8 . Using the preview button also helps avoid accidents like this.

Jonathan
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PostPosted: Sun 29 Jan 2006, 22:34    Post subject:  

I personally use ALSA, but if Puppy's existing OSS drivers support your card ... go ahead and use them.
Your driver is cmpci. Run "lsmod" to see if Puppy has automatically loaded it. If not, try to load it manually - "modprobe cmpci".

There's also a good chance your old ISA sound card would work with OSS drivers, too.
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chombila

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PostPosted: Tue 31 Jan 2006, 11:59    Post subject:  

tnx all for suggestions...

i solve my problem with inserting old iso sound card and runing "modprobe sb", but now i have problem with freezing my computer...

when i run xmms and firefox together with some mp3 files playing, my computer is working for 5-10min, and then when i try to switch programs system get frozen...

whats could be problem: firefox? xmms? old sound card? will i repair something with ALSA?

tnx greate people... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb 2006, 01:17    Post subject:  

So far I've had no success with ISA sound cards. They have a distinct advantage - many incorporate a small amplifier which is adequate to drive a pair of hi fi speakers in a small room to give outstanding quality if not volume.
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