sound card

how do i find out what my sound card is on my pc and how do i up grade the drivers for it
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shaddyAuthor Commented:
answer asap cos ireally need to know!!!!!!!!
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lavenCommented:
There are three ways of doing this.
1. Look in the instructions that came with your PC.  It should say something about your sound board.  It might be integrated on your motherboard or a separate card.
2. Boot into Windows if possible and look under Control Panel >> System >> Device Manager.  All of your devices should be listed there.
3. Many Linux distributions contain programs that can auto-detect your sound card.  Follow directions below.

Most sound card devices are supported by the standard distributions, which Linux distribution are you using?
Under Redhat or Mandrake, many sound devices can be configured with sndconfig... or was it soundcfg... I can't remember.  Or type setup and it should be on the menu.

It should auto-detect your sound card and run the appropriate kernel module, which also should be installed with your standard distribution.

If not, then you must recompile your kernel.

I havn't tried this, but I recently heard about this kernel building script that is supposed to make it much easier for newbies.  Try this

http://users.dhp.com/~whisper/buildkernel/
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