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2. The integrated sound board

2.1 Getting the drivers

So we'll compile the latest sources from alsa, which should work for any other distrib as well... just the kernel source will change because mandrake uses specific patches You may get your kernel sources from your distribution or from http://www.kernel.org Here can be found Mandrake source for the kernel used in 8.0: ftp://ftp.univ-savoie.fr/pub/Linux/Mandrake/8.0/i586/Mandrake/RPMS/kernel-source-2.4.3-20mdk.i586.rpm and grab the tarball from alsa: ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/driver/alsa-driver-0.9.0beta10.tar.bz2

2.2 Installing them

Install your kernel sources, in my case:

rpm -ivh kernel-source-2.4.3-20mdk.i586.rpm

Then decompress alsa drivers:

bzip2 -d alsa-driver-0.9.0beta10.tar.bz2 && tar -xvf alsa-driver-0.9.0beta10.tar

Make them and install them and create the devices files:

cd alsa-driver-0.9.0beta10 && make install && ./snddevices

Edit /etc/modules.conf to set everything, and add to it the following lines:

alias char-major-116 snd

alias char-major-14 soundcore

alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0

alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss

alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss

alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss

alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss

alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

alias snd-card-0 snd-card-intel8x0

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