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Can anyone give a newbie some soundcard advice?

Postby barandis » Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:51 pm

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?
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RE: Can anyone give a newbie some soundcard advice?

Postby ollie » Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:39 am

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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RE: Can anyone give a newbie some soundcard advice?

Postby towy71 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:29 am

I'll second that Creatives just work ;-)
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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RE: Can anyone give a newbie some soundcard advice?

Postby nordle » Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:09 pm

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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RE: Can anyone give a newbie some soundcard advice?

Postby alloydog » Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:15 am

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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RE: Can anyone give a newbie some soundcard advice?

Postby RD » Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:53 am

im gonna jump in here :D

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 :( 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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RE: Can anyone give a newbie some soundcard advice?

Postby A-Wing » Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:23 am

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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