2.4 Setting Up Sound Cards
Most sound cards are detected automatically and configured with reasonable
values. In YaST, use
if you want to add a problematic
sound card that could not be configured automatically or change the
default settings. It is also possible to set up additional sound cards or
switch their sequence.
HINT: Probing for Old Sound Chips
If you know a legacy sound board is installed in your computer, let
YaST probe for old chips, if YaST cannot find a sound board. Within
the pop-up click
If YaST cannot detect your sound card automatically, proceed as follows:
Click /usr/share/doc/packages/alsa/cards.txt and at
to open a dialog in which to select a sound
card vendor and model. Refer to your sound card documentation for the
information required. Find a reference list of sound cards supported by
ALSA with their corresponding sound modules in
Make your choice and click .
In the dialog, choose the
configuration level in the first setup screen:
You are not required to go through any of the further configuration
steps and no sound test is performed. The sound card is configured
Adjust the output volume and play a test sound.
Customize all settings manually.
Enable , if you need to configure a
joystick. Click to continue.
In , test your sound configuration
and make adjustments to the volume. You should start at about ten
percent to avoid damage to your hearing or the speakers. A test sound
should be audible when you click . If you cannot
hear anything, increase the volume. Press
to complete the sound configuration.
If you want to change the configuration of a sound card, go to the
dialog, select a displayed
and click . Use
to remove a sound card altogether.
to customize one of the following options
Use this dialog is for setting the volume.
For playback of MIDI files, check this option.
Click if you want to adjust the
sequence of your sound cards. The sound device with index 0 is the
default device and thus used by the system and the applications.
The volume and configuration of all sound cards installed are saved when
you click /etc/asound.conf and the ALSA configuration data
is appended to the end of the files
. The mixer settings are saved to the