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Old 08-07-2004, 06:42 AM   #1
SBing
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How do I find out what sound card I have on this old laptop?


I have a:

Digital HiNote VP (Apparently Model TS30G)

How do I find out what sound card I have?

I tried searching at google for combinations of keywords: digital hinote vp sound card drivers ts30g

but really only received adverts with not enough information.

# alsaconf

doesn't detect any sound cards, even after probing for legacy cards

$ lspci

returns:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 430MX - 82437MX Mob. System Ctrlr (MTSC) & 82438MX Data Path (MTDP) (rev 02)
00:01.0 Bridge: Intel Corp. 430MX - 82371MX Mobile PCI I/O IDE Xcelerator (MPIIX) (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2090 [MagicGraph 128V] (rev 01)
00:04.0 PCMCIA bridge: Cirrus Logic CL 6729 (rev ee)

The weird thing is, under VectorLinux, sndconfig / SB16 worked, but I don't like VL. I can't run sndconfig under Slackware so I'm kind of stuck.

# sndconfig

returns:

soundcore.o was not found in the module search path

# modprobe snd-sb16

Returns can't locate module

# insmod snd-sb16

returns unresolved symbol errors

Any help would be appreciated!
 
Old 08-07-2004, 09:37 AM   #2
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Hi SBing,

This took a bit of finding,
Google was crap so I hit Altavista and searched for "Digital HiNote TS30G" the first hit had this,,

" I`m using a Digital HiNote VP562 (Model TS30G)" so off to the Digital site i went
(within Compaq, within HP)

Here is the support page for the 500 series of Digital notebooks:

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/legacysupp..._abstract.html

Here is the spec page for the above models:

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/legacysupp...500_specs.html

I hope this helps you out,,,,
Im sorry about the long winded post but I wanted you to see where I got VP562 from.

PS try running alsaconf under slackware instead of sndconfig.


Regards
Scott

Last edited by The Bad Penny; 08-07-2004 at 09:43 AM.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 04:19 PM   #3
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For shits and giggles (and because this has worked twice before, albeit not on any ancient laptops):

Boot Knoppix and see if it autodetects your sound card.

Brian
 
Old 08-08-2004, 06:16 AM   #4
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@The Bad Penny,

Thank you so much! I really appreciate that - now I know to treat it like a SB16.

However, alsaconf doesn't detect the legacy card - I'll fiddle with it a bit more and see if it works, I'll report back later.

Thanks again for the effort you went to!

@zensufi

Good idea - I have a PCMCIA cdrom, so I'll have to find a boot floppy first that will let me boot of the CDROM, I'll try that after I've run out of possibilities with Slackware.

Cheers!
 
Old 08-08-2004, 07:36 AM   #5
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You are very welcome SBing,

Im just glad I could help.

Good luck
Scott
 
Old 08-09-2004, 05:14 PM   #6
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Okay, I put together a vector installation by using tomsrtbt, and bzip2' the two bz2 files :)

I ran sndconfig, selected "Sound Blaster" (SB Pro, SB16 etc didn't work) with these settings:

I/O Port: 0x220
IRQ: 5 -------------------- (IRQ: 3 played a truncated sample - I guess something to do with interrupts)

The output of sndconfig (post screen) is:

Soundblaster audio driver Copyright...
sb: No ISAPnP cards found...
SB 3.01 detected OK (220)
ESS chip ES1688 detected
<ESS ES1688 AudioDrive (rev 11) (3.01)> at 0x220 irq 5 dma 1
YM3812 and OPL-3 driver Copyright...
<Yamaha OPL3> at 0x388

# lsmod

sb ---------------0
sb_lib ---------- 0 ----- [sb]
uart401 -------- 0 ---- [sb_lib]
sound ---------- 0 ---- [sb _lib uart401]
soundcore ---- 4 ---- [sb_lib sound]

Now I guess I have to get this to work under Slackware, taking a look at modules.conf:

post-install awe_wave /bin/sfxload /etc/midi/GU11-ROM.SF2
alias sound-slot-0 sb
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 | | :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 | | :

options sound dmabuf=1
alias synth0 opl3
options opl3 io=0x388
options sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1

I guess I can just copy across this to a Slackware modules.conf and hopefully have sound! :)

Please ignore any typos! A lot of the text here is copied by hand and I'm sleepy :P!

Cheers

Steve

Last edited by SBing; 08-09-2004 at 05:16 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 05:47 PM   #7
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Well, I installed Slack10 on the laptop
Quote:
modules.conf
alias sound-slot-0 sb
options sound dmabuf=1
alias synth0 opl3
options opl3 io=0x388
options sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 mpu_io=0x330
Quote:
rc.modules
/sbin/modprobe sb
Wow! I've just realised how bad laptop speakers are!!

Cheers,

Steve
 
  


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