Linux.com: Sights and Sounds: Video and Audio on a Linux LaptopFeb 07, 2000, 01:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jessica Sheffield)
"The first hurdle was cleared - Linux Mandrake successfully booted on my Toshiba laptop. But I wanted to run my desktop at something greater than 640x480 in 16 colors, and I wanted to make use of my Yamaha sound system and (surprisingly good for their time) speakers. So I knew I still had some work ahead of me...."
"Now it was time to get the sound working. Having exhausted most of my creativity on the display, I was at a loss as to what to do about drivers until a friend suggested Open Sound System to me. From their web page: "OSS is a set of device drivers that provide a uniform API across all the major UNIX architectures...."