To start this is one of the best forums I've ever been on, I've been able to learn a great deal through it...
Getting on with it...
My computer hardware is:
AMD K6 166ALR
S3 Virge Generic in PCI slot 1
Soundblaster 16 in ISA slot 3
33.6 modem Sportster-works on the ttyS1, in ISA slot 2
CD-ROM 52X Creative
1.44 Floppy Drive
30 GB Western Digital Harddrive
I have the sarge version installed with GRUB as the installer
I used the i386 iso image download to install the os
as a desktop Stable(I believe)
I'm trying to get my soundcard up and running, I've read a few times that it's supported, but I'm begining to wonder if I need to install a diff kernel(I'm hoping not
I went with the mentioned kernel because I'm new and don't really know anything about packaging kernels and the diff between. No matter this has been a excellent challenge. Well getting back to the point..
I'm trying to load a module for my soundcard
while logged in as root I-
#apt-get install alsaconf
which installed the alsa-base and the alsa-utils
I then ran the #alsaconf
which spit back-
modinfo: snd: no module by that name
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Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: (none loaded)
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: SB audio device quirk - increasing port range
isapnp: Card 'Creative ViBRA16C PnP'
isapnp: 1 Plug & Play card detected total
Building card database...
I then get the message
No Supported PnP or PCI card found.
Would you like to probe legacy ISA sound cards/chips?
i pick yes then
Probing legacy ISA cards might make your system unstable.
what the hell life isn't without risk, i pick yes then
modinfo: snd-op13sa2: no module by that name found
modinfo: snd-cs4236: no module by that name found
modinfo: snd-cs4232: no module by that name found
modinfo: snd-cs4231: no module by that name found
modinfo: snd-es18xx: no module by that name found
modinfo: snd-es1688: no module by that name found
modinfo: snd-sb16: no module by that name found
then back to the command prompt, there seems to be a trend going on there
so then i read about trying
the cursur hangs for a couple of sec's then bam the command line pops back
i then typed #modprobe snd
and it returned
modprobe: Can't locate module snd
then tried #alsaconf
again no luck
so i then tried
#apt-get install alsa-utils
#apt-get install alsa-base
and the computer returns they are already the newest versions. So I tried...
#apt-get install alsa-modules
but that has been replaced with alsa-base from what the computer tells me
next step i read was try #lspci:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C598 [Apollo MVP3] (rev 04)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C598/694x [Apollo MVP3/Pro13 3x AGP]
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/A/B PCI-to-ISA [Apollo VP] (rev 47)
0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
0000:00:07.3 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586B ACPI (rev 10)
0000:00:08.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c325 [ViRGE] (rev 06)
not real sure what that was for assuming it was to tell me or u whats in the pci slots? correct me if I'm wrong, I'm curious.
My soundcard is plugged up in my ISA-3 slot.
Oh i also tried #apt-get install sndconfig
but that was a deadend, it's obsoleted, [B]E: Package sndconfig has no installation candidate[/B.
I geuss alsaconf replaces that?
Thanks in advance for any advice or help u can give me.
Oh I also tried #alsamixer
gave me back
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device