Sound card not detected even after driver installed
I'm trying to get my sound card detected. My computer is a Dell Optiplex GX1. Distro is Red Hat 8 and kernel is 2.4.18-14.
/sbin/lspci output is:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:0f.0 PCI bridge: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21152 (rev 03)
00:11.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone] (rev 24)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c)
02:09.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 05)
The only driver I could find was an rpm for Red Hat 6.1. It didn't help the card still isn't detected.
If it helps here is what happened when I installed it:
[root@QuickStrike eric]# rpm -i SBLive.rpm
/bin/sed: can't read /etc/conf.modules: No such file or directory
Any help would be great... No sound isn't good :(
The lspci output is not promising. The sound card should show up even if the driver is not installed. Do you know that the sound card works?
There seems to be an issue with sblive cards shipped with dell computers :
> Please note that the SoundBlaster Live 5.1 shipped with Dell Dimension 8200 is NOT supported. They have PCI ID 1102:0006.
see here : http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...module=emu10k1
I don't know if it is exactly your modele
Anyway, I own a SBLive Platinum (with the Livedrive rack) and followed the instructions given at this page, and everything is ok.
Have you tried installing the ALSA drivers for your card? If not, give them a look at http://www.alsa-project.org. Since you're using a somewhat older kernel, you'll probably want to stick to 0.9.5 of the drivers.
are you certain the card is pci, a pnpdump should show it if it's an isa device.
I know it works because when I used Knoppix I had sound. ALSA drivers didn't work either.
You said there is no /etc/conf.modules
Try to find /etc/modules.conf
You must read documentation. to find what to write in file /etc/modules.conf
Without that your card will not work.
Your card maybe already have support in kernel-modules.
You can try this::
It is possible that your computer hang after you play some sound.
If it works, you have to write in your /etc/modules.conf:
alias sound-slot-0 sb
alias sound-service-0-1 awe_wave
Then I recommend ALSA which work nice with SB.
Or you can send me documentation that come with new drivers.
I use RH 8 on DELL Optiplex GX1 (PIII-400/450) Slimline
The sound adapter is integrated into the motherboard.
To setup the sound adapter go to
Download sndconfig for RH 8
Et Voila Mon Ami ! You can use the sound adapter !
The program updates modules.conf, etc
Note that the Xwindows desktop menu: soundcard detect option
will still show 'no sound card detected'. But the X applications
(CD PLayer etc) should all work ok.
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