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Old 01-17-2004, 08:56 PM   #1
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Sound Blaster 16 PCI


I've read and read threads about setting up sound cards but still can't get mine installed and working properly. ALSA seems a mess to me.

I recently installed a Sound Blaster 16 PCI card over my onboard sound (because after months of no success getting the onboard sound working). Now what? Could someone please give me a simple breakdown of what steps I need to follow to get my sound working on my Slackware 9.1 box? So far I have chmod 666 a few of my sound related /dev's with no luck. I've also tried modprobing a few drivers but can't figure out which ones I'm supposed to load.

Someone please help

Thanks, I know the sound topic has been beaten to death (ALSA doesn't seem easy to setup).

Greg
 
Old 01-17-2004, 09:04 PM   #2
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This card should work with the es1371 module which comes default with the stock kernel in Slackware.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 09:21 PM   #3
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bash-2.05b# /sbin/modprobe es1371
/lib/modules/2.4.22/kernel/drivers/sound/es1371.o.gz: init_module: No such device
/lib/modules/2.4.22/kernel/drivers/sound/es1371.o.gz: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.22/kernel/drivers/sound/es1371.o.gz: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.22/kernel/drivers/sound/es1371.o.gz failed
/lib/modules/2.4.22/kernel/drivers/sound/es1371.o.gz: insmod es1371 failed
bash-2.05b#



lspci:
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic CS 4610/11 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01)
00:0d.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
00:0d.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:10.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq 5880 AudioPCI (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c)

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bash-2.05b# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
snd-pcm-oss 37252 0
snd-mixer-oss 11992 1 [snd-pcm-oss]
printer 7040 0 (unused)
uhci 24496 0 (unused)
usbcore 58400 1 [printer uhci]
cs461x 1808 0 (unused)
tuner 10272 1 (autoclean)
bttv 94432 0 (unused)
i2c-algo-bit 6984 1 [bttv]
i2c-core 12740 0 [tuner bttv i2c-algo-bit]
videodev 5664 2 [bttv]
8139too 15240 1
mii 2304 0 [8139too]
crc32 2880 0 [8139too]
snd-ens1371 11596 1
gameport 1452 0 [cs461x snd-ens1371]
snd-pcm 55904 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-ens1371]
snd-timer 13252 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-page-alloc 6004 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-rawmidi 12512 0 [snd-ens1371]
snd-seq-device 3920 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd-ac97-codec 37240 0 [snd-ens1371]
snd 27460 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-ens1371 snd-pcm snd-timer snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd-ac97-codec]
soundcore 3332 6 [bttv snd]
ide-scsi 9424 0
agpgart 39576 0 (unused)


-----------------

What am I missing? Still no sound
Greg

Last edited by Greg21; 01-17-2004 at 09:46 PM.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 09:56 PM   #4
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Re: Sound Blaster 16 PCI

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...I recently installed a Sound Blaster 16 PCI card over my onboard sound (because after months of no success getting the onboard sound working)....
Have you disabled the onboard card? Most mobos with onboard cards usually have a jumper to enable/disable it. Or it might be done through the startup BIOS.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 10:12 PM   #5
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I already disabled it via bios
 
Old 01-17-2004, 10:55 PM   #6
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Got it. Not sure how, but I did thanks.
 
  


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