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Old 02-22-2004, 12:09 PM   #1
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Question No Sound on Virtual PC

I'm new to the Linux game so please bear with me. I installed linux on Windows Virtual PC 2004 and my sound card is not detected when I use the Gnome detection utility. Do you think it's because I'm using virtual pc, I also have Win98SE running on VPC and the sound works fine. Any help is greatly appreciated,
Old 02-27-2004, 12:01 PM   #2
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I've experienced the same thing on the Mac -- no sound in Linux, sound works fine in Winders (note: Winders on VPC on a Mac). Sadly, I have no answers for you...
Old 02-28-2004, 06:46 AM   #3
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Configure Sound in Red Hat Linux
1. Log into Red Hat Linux.
2. Start a terminal session, click the ‘Red Hat’, System Tools, then Terminal.
3. Type su and press Enter.
4. Enter the root password and press Enter.
5. Type cd /sbin and press Enter
6. Type ./sndconfig and press Enter.
7. Introduction: Press Enter.
8. Probe Results: Press Enter.
9. Card Type: Select Sound Blaster 16 and press Enter.
10. Card Settings:
a. I/O Port: Select 0x220 and press Tab.
b. IRQ: Select 5 and press Tab.
c. DMA 1: Select 1 and press Tab.
d. DMA 2: Select 5 and press Tab.
e. MPU I/O: Select 0x330 and press Tab.
f. Press Enter
11. Sound Card Test: Press Enter
NOTE Sound volume may be very low, adjust speakers accordingly.
12. Test Result: Press Enter if sound was heard, if not, Tab to select No and press Enter.
NOTE If no sound was heard, the most likely cause is lack of volume
13. File Exists: press Enter to overwrite the existing config file.
14. Type exit and press Enter to exit the root console.
15. Type exit and press Enter to exit the standard console.

This was taken from the Virtual PC Technical Reference.
The above should work, if it doesn't let me know.
Old 05-03-2004, 04:08 AM   #4
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SuSE equivilant?

I've set up an install of SuSE 9.0 on a virtual PC, and have everything running well, but, no sound. There is no sndconfig available that I know of through SuSE. I went into the sound configuration through the Control Center, and entered in the configuration above, but when I hit OK, it fails. The message it outputs is:

The kernel module snd-sb16 for sound support could not be loaded. This can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.

Any ideas what would be causing this, or anyone successfully got the sound card running in SuSE?


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