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Old 01-31-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
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How to make sound persist?


For fun, I'm trying to get a 1998 IBM Thinkpad 385XD running in Linux. I installed on it the 0.1 alpha4 version of the distribution called DeLi(cate).

DeLi(cate) includes a sound configuration utility. When I run it, it works. I can hear the sample file it plays. It then writes data to /etc/modules.conf as follows:

alias sound-slot-0 sb
options sound dmabuf=1
alias synth0 opl3
options opl3 io=0x388
options sb io=0x220 irq=3 dma=1

The first time I ran the utility, I assumed that the above information in the modules.conf file was all that was needed to have the sound, opl3 and sb modules automatically start at boot up, but I was wrong. When I boot up, those modules aren't loaded and I have to run the sound configuration utility again to get them loaded.

What else am I supposed to be doing so that the modules.conf file is read at boot up?
 
Old 01-31-2014, 09:57 AM   #2
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the /etc/modules.conf file was used back in kernel 2.4, its not used anymore. What version of the kernel is being used here?

Code:
uname -a

or

cat /proc/version
 
Old 01-31-2014, 10:27 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying szboardstretcher.

The distribution that I'm using is specifically for ancient computers like the one that I'm using it on. According to its website: "It's based on the 2.4 series kernel and uClibc to minimize the resource utilization." The precise kernel version it uses is 2.4.37.11.
 
Old 01-31-2014, 10:29 AM   #4
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he /etc/modules.conf file was used back in kernel 2.4, its not used anymore. What version of the kernel is being used here?
The 2.4 kernel is being used in the distribution that the OP cited in post #1. http://delicate-linux.net/

Perhaps try the options at http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/CS4237
 
Old 01-31-2014, 10:53 AM   #5
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Thanks for replying allend.

Since I know that sound does work when I load the sb module, I'd be happy to stick with it, rather than switching to the snd-cs4236 module. Cirrus Logic itself used to trumpet the fact that the CS4237B chip was Sound Blaster-compatible: http://alsa.cybermirror.org/manuals/cirrus/4237b.pdf.

My problem is that I don't know in what file the relevant information should be going, whether it's the stuff that the sound configuration utility wrote to modules.conf or the stuff suggested at the Thinkwiki page, so that the relevant modules are automatically loaded at boot up.
 
  


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