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November 19th, 2008, 10:53 PM
I know there's a command to find the module name of the sound card you're using. The OSS HOWTO used to have that command, and linked to a compatibility list, which told what sound cards OSS supported. However, now that the documentation has been moved to community docs, the post has been edited to point users to the new documentation, which does not include that command. Thanks

November 19th, 2008, 10:56 PM

That will tell you the manufacturer and chipset.

November 19th, 2008, 11:03 PM
Thank you. Now how do u have it return just the sound part. I remember that the command the tutorial had you run was "lspci | grep ???", only the question marks were replaced with something else. Does anybody know what that was? Thanks

November 19th, 2008, 11:05 PM
`lspci | grep audio` will work.

November 19th, 2008, 11:17 PM
Thank you. The command, as I now remember, and it seems to work, is
lspci | grep -i audio
I needed the -i because otherwise it needed to Audio, but this way seems like it would be more compatible, in case some systems say "audio" instead.