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Old 10-13-2003, 06:03 AM   #1
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Question Problem innstalling ISA soundcard under Mandrake 9.1


Hi!

My mandrake distribution doesn't find my ISA soundcard (soundblaster 16bit). I've tried RedHat 8.0 too, but same problem here. I have run sndconfig, but it doesn't find it. But windows 98 finds it and works perfect here! It's not a good thing for me too dualboot just to get the sound work. Any help out there?

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Old 10-13-2003, 07:05 AM   #2
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Is that a pre-plug'n'play card, with jumper settings for io, dma and irq ports? If so you can try the 'quick and dirty' way to config sound. For this run (as root)

modprobe sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 dma16=5 mpu_io=0x330

except use the parameter values for your card, which you can find from Windows.

Long time since I've had to do this. See e.g.

http://www.tux.org/~tbr/sound-debian/

for more information.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 07:32 AM   #3
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Wow! Help to find already?

I'll check it out!

Thanks!
 
Old 10-13-2003, 04:03 PM   #4
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It works! But how do I make the card work automatically under boot?
 
Old 10-14-2003, 06:12 AM   #5
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One way is to add some lines to the file /etc/modules.conf. Something like...

alias sound-slot-0 sb
options sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 dma16=5 mpu_io=0x330 (or whatever)

Not sure if that's enough tho'. Never really understood how modules.conf works with sound.

Alternatives are to put a line 'sb' in the /etc/modules file, except I'm not sure then how to pass parameters.

Third possibility is that there is usually a file called something like /etc/init.d/boot which is run at startup, and you can put the modprobe command in there. Actual name of this file seems to depend on which distro you are using.

Sorry to be a bit vague. Hope that puts you on the right track.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 04:56 AM   #6
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Yes it all works. Now the sound works at bootup. Now I''ll try to get the cdplayer to work. It didn't, it wont read my music CD's. Does this have any thing to do with these settings or is there maybe a cable missing from the CD rom to the sound Card? I'll check the cable!

Any way thanks, great help!!!
 
  


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