building kernel for ac97 sound card

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Fri Oct 23 15:53:34 UTC 2020

Be aware that just hearing a beep whe starting the compuyer
only tells you that the machine is ready to boot, not that
a system will actually rus aftar having tried to boot...

Le 23/10/2020 à 17:47, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> 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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