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Old 05-17-2005, 09:32 AM   #1
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Aztech 2320 ISA PnP sound card issues!!!!


I've had issues with Linux and my sound card forever. ANY distro I install does not support my sound card *apparently*. I have an Aztech 2320 ISA PnP. I've been all over the map with distros: RedHat 7.3, Mandrake 9.1, CollegeLinux (Slackware-ish) 2.3 & 2.5, and currently, I'm running Mandrake (Mandriva) 10.1.

I would greatly appreciate some help, but PLEASE don't tell me to do the ALSA thing (go to the alsa web-site, and set it up there.). I've done it, and it's still not working. I'm not 100% fluent in linux, but I have an above average understanding of it.

The error I get (on boot) is: Cannot open device driver /dev/dsp
I've always gotten that error. ALSA claims to support it in their most recent version, it apparently doesn't. I've browsed the net looking for people with the same problem, and there are apparently quite a few. But, all the help that those people were offered didn't work for me.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 05:44 PM   #2
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Hi,

Setting up sound is always fun - ISA cards even more so, as you may have to worry about IRQs and IO ranges and such (the driver will have defualts but they may not work).

I assume you have found the page:
http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...module=azt2320

Most of this relates to installation, but with a modern distro this should be done already. You almost certainly do not need to install ALSA yourself. The exact distro is irrelevant - only the kernel version matters. If you type 'uname -r' you will see what you have. The only difference between distros is in the graphical setup and auto-detection, but non of those systems will ever set up this old card so forget trying to use them.

So grab a root shell and try the following 4 commands in order:

locate azt2320
modprobe snd-azt2320
dmesg | tail
amixer info

And paste the output to me - I will try to help.

TIM
 
Old 05-17-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
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Brilliant! This is muchly appreciated.

Here's the output from each command:

Code:
$ locate azt2320 
/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/isa/snd-azt2320.ks.gz
Code:
$ modprobe snd-azt2320
bash: modprobe: command not found
Code:
$ dmesg | tail
Shorewall:all2all:REJECT:IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=10.42.42.1 DST=10.42.42.255 LEN=131 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=20 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=631 DPT=631 LEN=111
martian source 169.254.255.255 from 169.254.252.51, on dev eth0
ll header: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:01:03:84:9f:a5:08:00
Shorewall:all2all:REJECT:IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=10.42.42.1 DST=10.42.42.255 LEN=131 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=21 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=631 DPT=631 LEN=111
Shorewall:all2all:REJECT:IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=10.42.42.1 DST=10.42.42.255 LEN=131 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=22 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=631 DPT=631 LEN=111
Shorewall:all2all:REJECT:IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=10.42.42.1 DST=10.42.42.255 LEN=131 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=23 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=631 DPT=631 LEN=111
Shorewall:all2all:REJECT:IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=10.42.42.1 DST=10.42.42.255 LEN=131 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=24 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=631 DPT=631 LEN=111
Shorewall:all2all:REJECT:IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=10.42.42.1 DST=10.42.42.255 LEN=131 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=25 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=631 DPT=631 LEN=111
Shorewall:all2all:REJECT:IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=10.42.42.1 DST=10.42.42.255 LEN=131 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=26 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=631 DPT=631 LEN=111
Shorewall:all2all:REJECT:IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=10.42.42.1 DST=10.42.42.255 LEN=131 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=27 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=631 DPT=631 LEN=111
Code:
$ amixer info
amixer: Control device default open error: No such file or directory
 
Old 05-18-2005, 08:19 AM   #4
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Quote:
$ modprobe snd-azt2320
bash: modprobe: command not found
It looks like you are not root. You need to be root to load kernel modules.

This one is the command to load the driver, so the next two commands will not tell you anything useful until one above succeeds.
The first command simply checked that the module was on the system, which it is.

TIM
 
Old 05-18-2005, 08:40 PM   #5
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Ahhhh ok. I tried those commands as root, and here's the output:

Code:
 #modprobe snd-azt2320
(no output)
Code:
 #dmesg | tail
Shorewall:net2all:DROP:IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=70.80.71.243 DST=69.156.138.162 LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=110 ID=55731 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=3579 DPT=6346 WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Shorewall:net2all:DROP:IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=83.245.128.247 DST=69.156.138.162 LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=102 ID=14336 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=3228 DPT=6346 WINDOW=65535 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Shorewall:net2all:DROP:IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=70.80.71.243 DST=69.156.138.162 LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=110 ID=55828 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=3579 DPT=6346 WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Shorewall:net2all:DROP:IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=85.76.177.86 DST=69.156.138.162 LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=49 ID=31810 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=3144 DPT=6346 WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Shorewall:net2all:DROP:IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=83.245.128.247 DST=69.156.138.162 LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=102 ID=14678 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=3228 DPT=6346 WINDOW=65535 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Shorewall:net2all:DROP:IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=70.80.71.243 DST=69.156.138.162 LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=110 ID=55950 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=3579 DPT=6346 WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
martian source 169.254.255.255 from 169.254.252.51, on dev eth0
ll header: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:01:03:84:9f:a5:08:00
Shorewall:all2all:REJECT:IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=10.42.42.1 DST=10.42.42.255 LEN=131 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=29 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=631 DPT=631 LEN=111
Shorewall:all2all:REJECT:IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=10.42.42.1 DST=10.42.42.255 LEN=131 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=30 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=631 DPT=631 LEN=111
Code:
 #amixer info
Card default 'AZT2320'/'Aztech AZT2320, WSS at 0x534, irq 5, dma 1&3'
  Mixer name    : 'CS4231'
  Components    : ''
  Controls      : 17
  Simple ctrls  : 12
 
Old 05-19-2005, 05:29 AM   #6
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Well there you go - your card is configured, as revealed by the output from the last command. Looks like just doing the modprobe was enough to make it work.

Now you need to work out how to auto-load the module on boot. This varies from distro to distro and I don't know Mandriva very well, but look for a file named /etc/modules or something in /etc/modprobe.d to edit.

Have fun,

TIM
 
Old 05-20-2005, 02:54 PM   #7
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Ok, I found the file I need to edit: it's /etc/modprobe.preload (The comments say to use it instead of /etc/modules).

There's already one line in it that reads
Code:
intel-agp
Should I add the line
Code:
snd-azt2320
perhaps? I'm not going to do anything unless it's ok-ed.
 
Old 05-22-2005, 05:15 AM   #8
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Hmm this will be the second thread in 10 mins dealing with ISA sound cards

If you haven't done so
install and run as root
"snd-config"

you run snd-config in a terminal
simply by typing snd-config

hope this helps
floppy
 
Old 05-22-2005, 09:27 AM   #9
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Yeah, the command is "sndconfig"....and I've already tried that; thanks anyways .
 
  


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