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Old 07-21-2004, 03:12 PM   #1
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what sound chipset do I have?

I have a dell latitude cpi d266xt, and I think it's using an older ISA cirrus logic sound card. How do I find out for sure which chipset my cirrus logic soundcard is using? What's the command in linux to find out all the possible information about the card? Here's what I get from lspci, but I don't think this helps:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (AGP disabled) (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2160 [MagicGraph 128XD] (rev 01)
00:03.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1131 (rev 01)
00:03.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1131 (rev 01)
00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 01)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 01)

The Cirrus Logic soundcard chipsets range anywhere from CS4231 to CS4630. can I find this in the bios or something? I tried lspci -vv, but that doesn't give me anything useful.
Old 07-21-2004, 03:24 PM   #2
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The only command I know is lspci -v. It will print many lines out, but look for the line that has the word "audio". This line will tell you what kind of chipset you have.
One other thing that you can do is to compile as module all the soundcards that are supported by the kernel. Then, try each one, until you find the right one ( I know very tedious)
Finally, some search on google or on Dell's web site, might help you.
Old 07-21-2004, 04:27 PM   #3
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Most google replys show "cs4237b"


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