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O'Reilly.net: Linux Laptop Sound Configuration

Sep 25, 2002, 08:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Phillips)

"Configuring sound for laptops running Linux can be a very tricky process. Drivers may be difficult to find or install, reference materials may be incomplete or misleading, and even after careful configuration, your system may still emit no more than the beep from its internal speaker. In other words, setting up sound on a Linux laptop can quickly become an unwanted exercise in patience and frustration.

"The following article describes my experiences installing and configuring a sound system for an HP Omnibook 4150. I used the standard-issue kernel modules (OSS/Free), the commercial OSS/Linux package, and the ALSA drivers. I must stress that there is no typical configuration for sound on Linux laptops, and you must be prepared to do some research to find the necessary information about your machine's particular audio chipset and its capabilities..."

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