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    Open Sound OSS for *nix

    Since I've some sound problems on my linux box, I got to this site where they give info on installing OSS Open Sound. It claims to have a driver package fo*nix.
    Does onyone has any experience or suggestions with this ?

    More info here :
    http://www.opensound.com/oss.html

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    .: Shrekkie :.

    What sound problems ? What distro ? .... I am running Mandrake and fixed all my sound problems by making myself a member of the audio group.

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    Yes. I installed these drivers once, and wished I didn't. Don't install them, they're time-limited unless you pay for them. You'll be better off getting the alsa drivers from www.alsa-project.org These are free, and IIRC, alsa is going to be part of the 2.6 kernel some time in the future anyway.

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    Thnx Beryllium, will take a look at it later...

    Phat_Penguin,

    I run RH8 and have a SiS 7012 PCI Audio Accelerator (onboard). I did some googling and it seemed to me that there are some common linux problems on this device.
    Actually he has installed drivers, and he recognized the card and CD's but no sound.
    But I've found out SiS supports linux-drivers , so after work I'm going to try those...
    Anyway, if you've some suggestions , they're always welcome....

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    .: Shrekkie :.

    I am not familiar with the set up ... I run a pci soundcard (el cheapo) - on the original install of Mandrake I didn't have any sound as a normal user. Everything was detected etc... same as you describe.

    I did what I described above (user member of audio group) - after that everything was fine .... I hope this is all is needed in your case.

    Another area to look could be permissions/ownership in your /dev directory.

    I hope it's not hardware problems for you - not that they are necessarily unfixable - just a little more brain draining

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    Mostly sound problems occur when more then one sound driver(s) is/are compiled into the kernel..

    Or if you use modules for the sound driver (and don't initialise the modules)..

    did you lookinto your kernel to see if the SIS drivers are sellecterd ??

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    thnx guys,

    When I get home I will certainly try these suggestions, I'll let you know ....

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    Phat_Penguin, I tried your solution , but unfortunately it wasn't succesfull.

    The_Jynx, Found the Kernel config, saw the modules, but as being a linux-newbie i didn't know what to change or to check under 'sound'. MsMittens suggested on irc to do an lsmod.
    Did a locate lsmod, and got as result : /sbin/lsmod, tried the command, but he doesn't finds it, while with an ls, the lsmod is clearly present.

    Let me show what I got :
    [Shrekkie@localhost Shrekkie]$ locate lsmod
    /usr/share/man/man8/lsmod.8.gz
    /sbin/lsmod
    [Shrekkie@localhost Shrekkie]$ cd /sbin
    [Shrekkie@localhost sbin]$ ls -l
    total 14632
    ...
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Feb 19 11:40 lsmod -> insmod
    ...
    [Shrekkie@localhost sbin]$ lsmod
    bash: lsmod: command not found
    [Shrekkie@localhost sbin]$

    ***edit*** Oh, Even under root he has the same probs ....

    Dunno it anymore, some of you-experts have an idea ?

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