[arch-general] Multiple sound cards

Stephen Wilkinson sw8511 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 12:28:43 EDT 2008

Thanks Karolina,

I'd noticed that too, that the kernel (from 2.6.17 til 2.6.23)
detected the on-board sound card even when it was set to "disabled" in
the BIOS. I double checked the BIOS setting, and it is definitely

Before kernel 2.6.17 I couldn't get the two cards working
simultaneously... hmm, I wonder if a "feature" (read bug!) that made
my setup work has been fixed!

Can the on-board be disabled by the presence of another sound card
(over-riding the BIOS setting)?


On 20/04/2008, Karolina Lindqvist <karolina.lindqvist at kramnet.se> wrote:
> söndagen den 20 april 2008 skrev Stephen Wilkinson:
>  > Does anyone have any suggestions as to why this may have stopped
>  > working in moving from 2.6.23 to 2.6.24? Is it no longer possible to
>  > run two sound cards together?
> I got the same problem with my (only) built-in VIA sound chip. From kernel
>  2.6.24 and onwards, the chip has to be enabled in the bios.  I had it
>  disabled before.
>  Check your bios settings, and enable the card if it is disabled.
>  Before linux ignored bios settings, but it look likes it does not do that
>  anymore.
>  Karolina

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