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Nudging Your Linux System to Support Sound

  • July 7, 2000
  • By Brian Proffitt

sndconfig is not, unfortunately, universal across all distributions. In some distributions, like GNU/Debian, you are going to have to provide the correct sound drivers and recompile the kernel yourself. This is a daunting task, but the Linux Sound-HOWTO gives an excellent review of how to accomplish this feat.

Once your sound card is configured, you can have sounds play at system events to annoy your neighbors or start playing those music files you acquired with gnome-napster. Or, in the near future, have a nice little chat about the virtues of carbon-based vs. silicon-based intelligence.

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