[quote=“KenTaiwan98”]Well, I downloaded knoppix the latest version, but still no sound.
Somewhat easier this time, but I can’t get a peep out of it!
I know it’s not the soundcard or volume… So I guess there’s not an appropriate sound driver for my card, yet… alsamixer isn’t on this system… aumix looks ok, though… Dunno.
Oh, well… Otherwise I would probablly ditch windows98 for a while and see how far I can go without it…!
I suggest trying Kanotix rather than Knoppix. Kanotix is very similar - it’s based on Knoppix and is kind of a Knoppix-plus. This is what I’m using now, and I’m very pleased with it. You can download it from kanotix.com.
I can tell you that with Kanotix, I have sound working, and like you, I have a machine with a sound port on the motherboard (as opposed to a sound card). Again, you might have to run alsamixer to turn up the volume. I have found that many Linux distros keep the volume turned way down by default so as to not blow out your eardrums if you’re using headphones.
If you run into difficulties, we’re happy to help, but also be aware that Kanotix has a useful online user’s forum:
By the way, Windows XP does NOT work with my sound port - it requires a separate sound driver that I have to install from a CD that came with the motherboard. So I can truthfully say that Linux offers better support for my hardware than Windows.
Best of luck, and let us know how the experiment progresses.