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Old 07-11-2003, 03:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy Yamaha ISA non-pnp soun card killing me

I have a Toshiba 490 CDT laptop running Debian Sid 2.4.20xfs w/ a Yamaha ISA non-pnp sound card. I am taking a real beating trying to get this sound card working. Here's what I've done thus far:

modprobe sb irq=5
Causes the machine to lock. The opl3sa2 should be the correct driver I beleive.

modprobe opl3sa2 irq=5

Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
opl3sa2                 7792   0  (unused)
ad1848                 20684   0  [opl3sa2]
mpu401                 18788   0  [opl3sa2]
sound                  54540   0  [opl3sa2 ad1848 mpu401]
soundcore               3364   2  [sound]

sudo play /usr/share/sounds/startup.ogg
playing /usr/share/sounds/startup.ogg
sox: Can't open output file '/dev/dsp': No such device

:~$ locate /dev/dsp

sudo chmod +x /dev/dsp

ls -al /dev/dsp
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            9 Jul  9 15:37 /dev/dsp -> /dev/dsp0

cat /proc/interrupts
  0:      63440          XT-PIC  timer
  1:       1229          XT-PIC  keyboard
  2:          0          XT-PIC  cascade
  8:          1          XT-PIC  rtc
 10:      39043          XT-PIC  pcnet_cs
 11:       5419          XT-PIC  Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC97, Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC97 (#2), usb-uhci
 12:         25          XT-PIC  PS/2 Mouse
 14:      12541          XT-PIC  ide0
 15:          5          XT-PIC  ide1
NMI:          0
LOC:          0
ERR:          1
MIS:          0
I am aware that I can enter all of the I/O parameters for this card and even add them into /etc/modules to have them loaded at boot. modinfo opl3sa2 tells me which parameters I can modprobe with and I have tried them all in various combinations but I think that my problem is here:


Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- reenabling.
Could not enable APIC!
That isn't true- APIC is not disabled in the BIOS. None the less nothing changes when it is disabled.

Local APIC not detected. Using dummy APIC emulation.
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfa2c1, last bus=21
PCI: Using configuration type 1dsp2
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX [8086/7110] at 00:05.0
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0b.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:09.0
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0b.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:05.2
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 4 of device 00:05.1
Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0820-0x08ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x080f: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x240-0x24f 0x330-0x337 0x378-0x37
f 0x388-0x38f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
Here are my BIOS settings:
Synthesizer I/O ADDRESS =388H
WSS & SBPro & MPU401 IRQ Level =IRQ5
WSS(PLAY) DMA =Channel1
WSS(Rec.) & SBPro DMA =Channel0
MPU401 (MIDI & I/F) =330H

I can change the following settings:
Synthesizer I/O ADDRESS =388H
WSS & SBPro & MPU401 IRQ Level =IRQ5
WSS(PLAY) DMA =Channel1
WSS(Rec.) & SBPro DMA =Channel0

The 'excluding' line from dmesg makes me think that it isn't working because Linux is not using those I/O addresses.

I know that this card should work but I don't know what else to try. Any ideas would be very much appreciated.
Old 07-15-2003, 02:56 AM   #2
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OK OK, you can say this isn't the same model, but look down at the sound section and see if anything will help: such as the bios page 2 screen.
I don't think it's SB compatible either, but that's a WAG (wild ass guess).
Old 08-22-2003, 08:01 AM   #3
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Thanks faheyd for that. I'll have to explore it a bit further. I have had some success. My pcmcia NIC insisted on using IRQ5. Since I don't use the parallel port I disabled it thus freeing up IRQ7 which I assigned to the sound card. Also the Toshiba has a BIOS option for PC Card Controller Mode which I first changed from AUTO to PCIC Compatible as was sugested in a number of posts I recently found. That not working I changed it yet again, this time to Cardbus/16bit. Sound now works using the sb driver but only plays cd's. No .mp3 no .ogg no .wav. I have messed around a bit witht the sample rate but no luck so far. I can also get the opl3sa2 driver to work but unfortunately my mixers refuse to work with this driver. I'll post back with any improvements.
Old 08-22-2003, 08:46 AM   #4
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Have you tried booting with append='noapic' in the lilo.conf?
(or add noapic to the kernel line with grub)

I have a tecra 8000 with the same opl3sa2 sound and it works fine. I'll post a follow-up with my modules.conf once I get to where the laptop is



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