Most likely, your system is already installed with audio drivers
and the configuration was done at installation time. Likewise,
should you ever need to replace your audio hardware, most systems
provide tools that allow easy setup and configuration of the
device. Most currently available plug-and-play sound cards should
be recognized automatically. If you can hear the samples that are
played during configuration, just click
and everything will be set up for you.
If your card is not detected automatically, you may be presented
with a list of sound cards and/or of sound card properties from
which to choose. After that, you will have to provide the correct
I/O port, IRQ and DMA settings. Information about these settings
can be found in your sound card documentation. If you are on a dual
boot system with MS Windows, this information can be found in the
Windows Control Panel as well.
||If automatic sound card
If your soundcard is not supported by default, you will need to
apply other techniques. These are described in the
Linux Sound HOWTO.