linux i586??

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    linux i586??

    My friend has a Linux for i586. And i was wondering if it will work on my P4 3.4Ghz Prescott socket 775.
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    If you're confident that your P4 was manufactured after, oooh... let's say the first quarter of 1996, then yes it will work.

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    Yes it will work.!
    P2 and greater moether board are i586
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    Just installed it, but i dont have any sound. I Have a soundblaster audigy 2 ZS.

    Is there any drivers i have to install to get sound?
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    alsa.

    try installing sndconfig ( with the deps it asks for )
    then running it, you can tell it what sound card you have.
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    It says its a "Unknown Vendor|unknown" or something like that, and then unsupported?

    any other ideas for what i should do.
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    Make sure you have the drivers compiled as a module or compiled into the kernel. If it is compiled as a module, then load the module with insmod.

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