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Old 10-25-2004, 06:31 AM   #1
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sound card problems

I have both Windows and Linux (Slackware 9) running on this computer, and while using Windows installed a TV-out card. Now when I boot into Linux it assumes the TV-Out card is my sound card, and no applications requiring sound work - I get an error message about my sound card. I need to know how to configure my system so it uses my SoundBlaster card rather than the TV-Out card.

The SoundBlaster card worked before the install of the TV-Out card (although a big dodgy), so it's not an issue of whether the card works or not, just getting my system to use it.

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Old 10-25-2004, 10:17 AM   #2
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Heh,,,,,,,,been a long time since HDC!!!
how you been??

to answer your Q, I'd say there is a IRQ might need to
change it..............
Old 10-25-2004, 05:59 PM   #3
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hey man, haven't been too bad, me and some other guys who used to be over at hdc have our own little site/forum set up, though it's quite casual. come say hello,

as for my problem, I am certainly not much of a Linux user so I need a bit of help with resolving an 'IRQ' issue. I've got some info though, here's /proc/interrupts:

  0:     132016          XT-PIC  timer
  1:       1209          XT-PIC  keyboard
  2:          0          XT-PIC  cascade
  5:          0          XT-PIC  ehci_hcd
  8:          1          XT-PIC  rtc
  9:          2          XT-PIC  Bt87x audio, bttv, usb-ohci, SiS SI7012
 11:       2980          XT-PIC  EMU10K1, eth0, usb-ohci
 12:      18862          XT-PIC  PS/2 Mouse
 14:          4          XT-PIC  ide0
 15:       9071          XT-PIC  ide1
NMI:          0
ERR:          0
alsamixer shows it's trying to use the first entry in IRQ line 9, the TV-Out card with Bt87x chip. however, I want to use the SoundBlaster card with EMU10K1 chip at line 11. so I'm thinking this shows it's not a problem with them sharing the same line, but as I said I don't know much about Linux so I need a bit more help
Old 10-26-2004, 12:14 AM   #4
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nevermind, problem solved. I blacklisted the offending TV-Out card and it now works like a charm.


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