building kernel for ac97 sound card

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Oct 23 15:47:38 UTC 2020

I'm going to have to reconfigure to get the sound card working.  If I
hadn't got pcspeaker working I'd never have known if I had anything
working on the machine.

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

> Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 10:17:54
> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: blinux-list at
> Subject: Re: building kernel for ac97 sound card
> Hello,
> To check if the the pcspkr driver is included in your running kernel, type:
> zgrep -i pcspkr /proc/config.gz
> Output here (Slint64-
> If instead the last line is;
> you will need another kernel or reconfigure it.
> PCSPKR is under drivers/input/mis in the kernel tree
> Else you just need to type as root:
> modprobe pcspkr
> lo load the module.
> This issue is not related to your sound card and ac97, as the beep
> comes from the internal speaker attached to the mother board, not
> from a sound card.
> Didier Spaier
> Slint maintainer
> Le 23/10/2020 ? 15:15, Linux for blind general discussion a ?crit :
> > 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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