audacity installation error


I installed Audacity 1.2.4 on a Mandriva: at start of the program I get the following:

_Error initializing Audio There was an error initializing the audio i/o layer..._

Obviously (?) the link to my sound card (my PC is an Acer Aspire serie) is not established (?) but I could not find where to?

Thanks in advance

Audacity 1.2.4 is ancient - if that is the latest version available for Mandriva you may need to build Audacity 1.3.5 from the source code.

Also you have posted in completely the wrong place - this is the French forum.