[CentOS] How can I disable sound?

Mon Feb 13 22:31:24 UTC 2006
Kai Schaetzl <maillists at conactive.com>

I usually don't setup any GUI on my Linux systems. Yesterday I installed 
with X and Gnome on a spare system for some testing and hit a problem. 
Right after login the system freezes. The system froze already earlier 
when I opted to test the sound card on the Welcome screen and when I login 
with the alternative login choice xterm and shut down it freezes when 
"saving mixer settings". So, I suspect there's some problem with the 
onboard sound or with the driver that gets used from X. 
How's the best way to cope with this? I don't really need sound, how to 
disable (short of disabling it on the mainboard)?
I already commented out the alsactl stuff in modprobe.conf, but this 
doesn't change anything and the snd_* modules still get loaded. According 
to modprobe it thinks it's Intel 8x0 while it is an nforce2 chipset. Well, 
this may be okay for the kernel, I don't know. Can I disable using sound 
for the X server or tell the kernel not to load any sound modules?


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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