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Old 11-19-2005, 10:39 AM   #1
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ISA Soundcard


Hi,

I have an ISA soundcard, (Creative Soundblaster AWE64) I've been trying to set it up on a Gentoo system and I can get the isapnp to dump out the configuration file and uncomment the configuration I want.

However when I return to the ALSA configuration it still cannot find the card and I cant work out what else to do?

Has anyone had any experience is ISA soundcards and setting them up? Any help or pointers would be most appreciated.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 11:40 AM   #2
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Well, I've just configure my ISA soundcard (Creative Soundblaster), and you must change in your BIOS the IRQ assigned for your soundcard.
When you do this, adding isa module with modconf, you can automaticaly configure it with alsaconf.

Good luck.

Un saldto ...

kik ;-)
 
Old 11-20-2005, 09:46 AM   #3
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Cheers kinux, I'll give this a go tonight and get back to the forum and let you know if it worked.

Cheers
 
Old 02-13-2006, 08:02 PM   #4
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I've been having alot of problems setting up my ISA sound card too. My problem is, I have no idea what to do. :s

I've got an Aztech AZT2320.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 03:54 AM   #5
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I'll tell you how I got it working. I threw the card out and bought a PCI card for a tenner. More hassle than its worth when its *so simple* to do with PCI.

Sorry
 
Old 02-17-2006, 02:37 PM   #6
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haha don't apologize =)

I'm glad you offered that. I didn't know sound cards were so cheap...I'm always hearing the local school nerds talk about their brand new $200 sound cards. I just can't justify paying $200+ for a sound card. But, since it only costs ~$10, I might just pop down to the closest Future Shop or Best Buy and pick one up.

Once again, thanks.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 02:51 PM   #7
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To get my ISA SB16 to work all I had to do was when I loaded the module
to supply all the proper parameters.

This line

modprobe sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 dma16=5

is what I use. Of course this is just for the card. You still need to
have some sound system(like ALSA) setup.

Zackarya
 
Old 02-20-2006, 03:22 PM   #8
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I've had a bugger of a time setting up ALSA.

My Mandriva2006.0 DVD comes with packages, but I'm having quite a bit of trouble compiling ALSA from source.

I want to compile ALSA from source because (from my understanding of ALSA documentation) I can set up ALSA to work with my card in specific.
 
  


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