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Linux Orbit: A Death, a Re-birth and Silence: Troubleshooting Sound Cards under Linux

Feb 16, 2002, 01:58 (8 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"It happens to everyone eventually. You walk into the office, turn on the desktop PC and you're greeted with ugly beeping and no video. The slightly acrid tang of electrical smoke reaches your nostrils and you know that before you've even begun your day, it's already over. You say a small prayer to the computing gods that it's not the hard drive that's fried and you turn everything off before you begin unplugging peripherals.

...Upon discovering the make and model of my new motherboard's audio (Via SouthBridge using the AC97 Codec), it was time to start looking into why it wasn't working. The first step to take when you have faulty peripherals is to find out what your GNU/Linux system can tell you about the problem. This means checking your system boot logs in /var/logs/messages. You can do this several ways."

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