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Old 07-25-2003, 12:47 PM   #1
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problems with my sound

I can't get my sound to work on my RH9. I tried going into the System Settings/Soundcard Detection, to no avail. I get a screen that says it detected my soundcard.

The following audio device was detected.
Vendor: Ensoniq
Model: AudioPCI
Module: es1371
with a button that says "Play test sound". When I do, it asks if I hear the sound, then I select no. After which it gives me the following error.

Automatic detection of the sound card did not work. Audio will not be available on the system. Please click OK to continue.
Old 07-25-2003, 12:54 PM   #2
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Hmm.. it's hard to see that sound card from here.......

How to get good answers with your questions about Linux

Open an x terminal and give this command:

cat /proc/pci

Post the section that mentions the sound card. Example:
  Bus  0, device  17, function  0:
    Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 1).
      IRQ 11.
      Master Capable.  Latency=64.  Min Gnt=4.Max Lat=24.
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xcfffb000 [0xcfffbfff].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xcfe00000 [0xcfefffff].
  Bus  1, device   0, function  0:
Old 07-25-2003, 12:59 PM   #3
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Is this it?
Bus 0, device 15, function 0:
Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq 5880 AudioPCI (rev 2).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. Latency=96. Min Gnt=12.Max Lat=128.
I/O at 0x1040 [0x107f].
Old 07-25-2003, 01:10 PM   #4
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got it, its my speakers. Thanks for the help.

You have a lot of great links in your sig. Guess I got a lot of reading to do. :-)
Old 07-25-2003, 01:18 PM   #5
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Your IRQ is 10 and the port is 0x1040.

Run your configuration tool again and make sure it is using those values.

Make sure the controls are turned all the way up in the audio mixer, check that the speakers are plugged in and turned on.

If you can't get it working then, download sndconfig and run that tool.

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project


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