when a system with no sound card is installed alias sound-slot-0 off should
be added to /etc/modules.conf for getting gnome of complaining every other
The installer cannot tell if a sound card is installed or not.
Perhaps this is something kudzu could do.
kudzu can't detect the *lack* of a sound card, only the
presence of pci/isapnp ones.
In this case the best thing to do is probably not start
the sound server if it can't detect an alias for
sound-slot-0 or 'sound', and sound isn't listed
esd should only be started if sound support is present. We will fix this for
7.1 most likely.
I'm going to merge this in with jrb's bug on esound, since it sounds that aside
from the unsolvable problem with detecting the absence of a sound card, the main
problem could be esound using the sound device when GNOME sounds are turned
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 15608 ***