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I have an old Toshiba Tecra 520CDT with a CS4232 sound card. According to external sources anyway. I have no idea how to configure sound for the thing. I have never actually gotten sound working in linux before. If anyone could post some links explaining how to set it up or perhaps explain I'd be very grateful.
Originally posted by akaBeaVis what distro and possibly what window manager (gnome, kde, etc) are you using? I also have a cs4232 chip on my thinkpad, it works. can you also post the results of lsmod?
edit: my bad, I just now saw slack 9, still need to know the window manager, if any.
I use Enlightenment. The card wasn't detected by Linux at first, but I read that the chip could emulate a Sound Blaster, so I loaded the SB module. It gave me control over the volume of the system beeps via the volume nob on the computer, but I can't play music files. But before I manually loaded the SB modules, no sound card modules were loaded. And the card is not listed in lspci. Could it be because the computer is so old?
Linux seems to do better with older hardware than with new. I use kde and had to set the artsserver to 11kbps sample rate to reliably use the sound. I also had to mess a bit with the apmd script for the sound to survive suspend/resume. I haven't tried enlightenment but I would assume it also has a sound server of some sort. Are you able to see a device in /dev, something like /dev/sound/* or /dev/dsp or similar? if so try doing a cat somefile.wav > /dev/dsp and see if it makes any noise at all. Theres a sound howto on tldp.org as well if that can help you.
Originally posted by akaBeaVis Linux seems to do better with older hardware than with new. I use kde and had to set the artsserver to 11kbps sample rate to reliably use the sound. I also had to mess a bit with the apmd script for the sound to survive suspend/resume. I haven't tried enlightenment but I would assume it also has a sound server of some sort. Are you able to see a device in /dev, something like /dev/sound/* or /dev/dsp or similar? if so try doing a cat somefile.wav > /dev/dsp and see if it makes any noise at all. Theres a sound howto on tldp.org as well if that can help you.
Using the SB module with /dev/dsp produced no sound. Using cat somefile.wav > /dev/dsp that is. I see what I can learn from the site, thanks. Any other suggestions would be great. I'm using the SB module because the cs4232 module gives back errors. It says the errors are caused by invalid IRQ and IO ports. And according to http://www.cck.uni-kl.de/misc/tecra710/#sound here, my cs4232 uses unusual ports. How would I configure the module to use certain ports and resources? I beleive I can get the values from BIOS.
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I've got a Mitac laptop, RH8, with a generic AC '97 sound card. I've installed the ALSA drivers, and I have sound crystal clear on the CD channel. However, any playback through PCM is speckled with bursts of noise/static, at any volume. The noise sounds similar to a 'blown' speaker, which I know is not the case because the CD playback is fine, and PCM playback is fine in Win-- ..er....other OS's ;-)
Does anyone know a trick to playing with the PCM settings (sampling rate, perhaps)? I suspect that the alsa driver is not using the correct rate to playback files which are encoded at a sampling rate other than 44.1....
Hi, I recently got (after many failed attempts, and several clumps of hair torn out later) my cs4232 drivers to work with my Thinkpad 600. However, the sound dies on suspend/resume, and the drivers can't be restarted because the module can't be removed (says resource is busy). One of you mentioned you got this to work after fiddling with the apmd scripts. Do you think you could mention what it was you did so I could try it? I'd like to have sound after my laptop wakes up. Linux is all about not having to restart after all... Thanks.