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Old 05-13-2004, 09:51 PM   #1
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Aztech Sound Galaxy Washigton 16 installation


Soundcard: Aztech Sound Galaxy Washigton 16

Problems:

Linux cant detect it.
I need to have a Linux compatible driver for it.
Please give a link and a simple guide on how to install it

Other questions:
Will a Soundblaster 16 driver work with this?

If you know another Linux driver that can run this, please tell me. I only found Aztech Windrivers for this.

thanks.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 03:05 AM   #2
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Could you post the output of lspci please?
 
Old 05-14-2004, 06:37 PM   #3
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I'm almost positive that this is an ISA sound card.
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Old 05-15-2004, 06:40 AM   #4
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ok I checked this under the Windows Device Manager and I'm not sure whether this is really what you're looking for.

I/O Range 0220-022F
I/O Range 0338--0338
I/O Range 0530-0537
Interrupt Request 05
Interrupt Request 07
Direct Memory Access 01
Direct Memory Access 00

Setting Based on Basic Configuration 4

Driver Files Used:
AZT16.vxd
MMDEVLDR.vxd
MSOPL.drv
AZT16W.drv

I really have to run this thing. If you know any other Linux drivers that can run this please tell me. I don't know if this is an ISA soundcard but I'm running an old Compaq PC not IBM.

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Old 05-15-2004, 08:57 AM   #5
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From what I've found it's ISA. Therefore not PCI. You've posted about ALSA somewhere else. I'd recommend to you here what I said there. Get yourself an rpm package and install it.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 09:57 PM   #6
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thanks. please tell me if you know any older RH versions that have rpm packages that support this type of soundcard. just mail it to me or give a link for it.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 10:11 PM   #7
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http://freshrpms.net/packages/.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 01:40 AM   #8
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which one should i download? i'm just new to linux
 
Old 05-23-2004, 01:54 AM   #9
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You're asking incredibly vague questions. Therefore I can only give you incredibly vague answers.

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which one should i download? i'm just new to linux
The ones for Redhat 9.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 03:45 AM   #10
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sorry for the unclear question. i know the ones for redhat9 but there were lots of ALSA drivers and modules there so i dont know which one to download. another thing, shall i just extract the correct package after download and Linux will automatically update the new drivers for me or do i still have to reconfigure some things? i heard that you still have to recompile the kernel in order for ALSA drivers to work and I do not know how to do such things

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Old 05-23-2004, 04:41 AM   #11
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i tried unpacking this package, kernel-smp-module-alsa-0.9.8-1.fr_2.4.20_20.9.i586.rpm, to my linux but nothing happened. It just unpacked and nothing. How could this be?
 
Old 05-23-2004, 07:45 AM   #12
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Well your choices are:
Code:
Build date	Package	Summary	
27 Oct 11:09	alsa-driver-0.9.8-1.fr.i386.rpm	The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) base files.			
27 Oct 12:06	kernel-module-alsa-0.9.8-1.fr_2.4.20_20.9.athlon.rpm	The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) kernel drivers.			
27 Oct 11:09	kernel-module-alsa-0.9.8-1.fr_2.4.20_20.9.i386.rpm	The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) kernel drivers.			
27 Oct 11:21	kernel-module-alsa-0.9.8-1.fr_2.4.20_20.9.i586.rpm	The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) kernel drivers.			
27 Oct 11:44	kernel-module-alsa-0.9.8-1.fr_2.4.20_20.9.i686.rpm	The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) kernel drivers.			
27 Oct 12:18	kernel-smp-module-alsa-0.9.8-1.fr_2.4.20_20.9.athlon.rpm	The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) kernel drivers.			
27 Oct 11:32	kernel-smp-module-alsa-0.9.8-1.fr_2.4.20_20.9.i586.rpm	The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) kernel drivers.			
27 Oct 11:55	kernel-smp-module-alsa-0.9.8-1.fr_2.4.20_20.9.i686.rpm	The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) kernel drivers.
As you can see there is a base package that you'll need regardless of your CPU(s). Then you'll need to get another driver package that is more CPU specific. I saw you got an SMP one. SMP stands for Symmetric Multi Processing so in effect means more than one CPU. It doesn't actually matter if you have multiple CPUs but whether or not your kernel was compiled with SMP support. Do a uname -r and if there's an "smp" in the output then you've got an SMP kernel. Otherwise you don't. You'll also need an alsa-lib package and an alsa-util package.

Once you installed the driver packages nothing actually happens by itself. You'll have to update your /etc/modules.conf like so:
Code:
# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-sgalaxy
# module options should go here

# OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0

# card #1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
Then you'll have to insert the modules into the kernel with the command modprobe snd-sgalaxy;modprobe snd-pcm-oss;modprobe snd-mixer-oss;modprobe snd-seq-oss. Now make sure alsa-lib and alsa-utils are installed and run alsamixer. Unmute and set all channels to reasonable levels. Now your sound should work.

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Old 05-25-2004, 01:03 AM   #13
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what do you mean in the code: #module options should go here. Should I edit this line or leave it as is?
 
Old 05-25-2004, 03:15 AM   #14
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Leave it as is. That was ripped off from the ALSA site comments and all. That place you refer to is where you would put module options if you wanted to.

Don't forget to uninstall the package you installed previously (kernel-smp-module-alsa-0.9.8-1.fr_2.4.20_20.9.i586.rpm) before you install the correct package since you probably don't have an SMP kernel.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 06:51 AM   #15
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adz, i think the rpm packages available at freshrpms.net are incompatible wh my kernel build. I'm on Redhat Linux 9 kernel version 2.4.20-8. all the packages that i have downloaded from freshrpms do not extract. It just checks for package dependencies then they close. Where do you think can I download working packages for my kernel build?
 
  


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