Daniel Goldsmith wrote:
>Recently I bought a new computer, which has 'onboard' VIA/Realtek AC97
>audio. My older computer has an old, but prefectly serviceable,
>SoundBlaster AWE64 PCI card. I have/am experiencing great difficulty
>getting the AC97 to work under Debian [Sarge] and am seriously
>thinking of putting the AWE32 into the new computer.
>>Does anyone have an opinion on whether this is wise? Would an older
>card, which was (once) expensive be better than any on-board system?
the AC97 does not have a MIDI controller built in, IIRC, so the AWE32
has an immediate plus there, in my books.
Also, the AWE32 has an amount of onboard memory (8MB?) which should help
get a better response than the AC97.
you should be able to turn off the AC97 in your BIOS, so there should be
no difficulty in the configuration.
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