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Can anyone give a newbie some soundcard advice?

 
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barandis



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:51 pm    Post subject: Can anyone give a newbie some soundcard advice? Reply with quote

Hi all,
I just installed the centOS distro from this months mag and it doesnt like my onboard soundcard. Can anyone recommend something that will work (5.1) and cost 50 or less?
Cheers, Bill.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:39 am    Post subject: RE: Can anyone give a newbie some soundcard advice? Reply with quote

Creative Sound Blaster Live! is the minimum soundcard I recommend for most distros - they are very cheap these days. The Audigy cards are also starting to come down in price. I know other cards work but I've never had any hassles (except when I've broken it Wink ) with Creative sound cards.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:29 am    Post subject: RE: Can anyone give a newbie some soundcard advice? Reply with quote

I'll second that Creatives just work Wink
I have a Nvidia mobo with sound card that some distros can handle but since disabling it and putting in a SoundBlaster I have never had a problem.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:09 pm    Post subject: RE: Can anyone give a newbie some soundcard advice? Reply with quote

I've been using an Audigy for years, no problems, but what is your onboard sound? I've got a bog standard VIA thingy onboard on a KM266 based board, works ok too.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:15 am    Post subject: RE: Can anyone give a newbie some soundcard advice? Reply with quote

You don't say what your soundcard is.

My laptop has some obsucre chipset, which several disributions did not recognise. As it was labeled Sound Balster 16 compatible, I just configured things for that and it worked.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:53 am    Post subject: RE: Can anyone give a newbie some soundcard advice? Reply with quote

im gonna jump in here Very Happy

im using on board sound ac97 and i use teamspeak and ut2004 now i know going by this that teamspeak uses the only play back device so no sound in any games while teamspeak is on Sad i have tryed many times to follow that tutorial but no joy every time so if i keep my on board sound for teamspeak is it possible to use my soundblaster for games (in afect have two play back devices)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:23 am    Post subject: RE: Can anyone give a newbie some soundcard advice? Reply with quote

if it is possible to get both to use esound as output you should be able to use both at the same time.
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