building kernel for ac97 sound card

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Oct 23 14:22:10 UTC 2020

The sound card drivers are modules, so just build the module if need be.
Ac97 sounds pretty standard to me though, so I think it should be part of 
the standard setup already.
The pc speaker is something else though.
There is a module called pcspkr which allow the use of that.
All pc's does not have a speaker though.
Maybe I am missing something in your message?
Regards, Willem

On Fri, 23 Oct 2020, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> I have an ac97 sound card and a c-media usb sound card on a system.  I
> have only had success activating the pcspeaker when building a kernel for
> gentoo.  I have no clue as to what to enable to get this done.  This is
> even after having gone through lspci output and lsmod output with the
> install-minimal dvd running the operating system  The speaker-test utility
> puts out sound in the chroot environment and is silent after first boot
> into the new environment made by the compiled kernel.
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