ISA Sound card freezes system
My system would consistently freeze up after a while and I have traced a problem to my ISA sound card. When playing music, after a while the system does a complete freeze up where a hard reset is necessary. I am now running SETI@Home to test stability and everything is working fine. The card is a SoundBlaster (Pro I think) but I could hardly find any information on this card with searches and visiting the Creative website. It works fine in Windows, though. I used sndconfig (running Red Hat 9) and I had to guess the settings. I found one successful configuration: address 220, IRQ 7, DMA 1. I do not believe there are others that will work, but I could try again. I suppose the answer would be to invest in a well-supported PCI sound card, right?