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Old 08-30-2006, 04:31 PM   #1
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getting my sound card(cs-4236) to work on my ibm thinkpad 600e in Red Hat EL v4

I'm sort of new to linux as you can see. Few days ago I installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux v4 on my IBM thinkpad 600E which has a cs-4236 as sound card. The Kernel I'm using is 2.6.9-42.0.2.EL. When I boot up the system a window comes up that says something like "can't find the sound card and /dev/dsp doesn't exist.
By the way when I run "lspci" command I get this:
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00:00.0 Host bridgeIntel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridgeIntel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:02.0 CardBus bridgeTexas Instruments PCI1251A
:02.1 CardBus bridgeTexas Instruments PCI1251A
:06.0 Multimedia audio controllerCirrus Logic CS 4610/11 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01)
00:07.0 BridgeIntel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB ControllerIntel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 BridgeIntel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controllerNeomagic Corporation NM2200 [MagicGraph 256AV] (rev 12
I tried to install ALSA but still it doesn't work. because it doesn't detect any soundcard.
When I run the graphical program "Sound Card detection" it says no sound detected.
And what happened to that sndconfigit seems to be omitted from red hat. In ALSA site I was told to run the modprobe command in order to insert the module to the kernel ( after compilig the driver files of course) but first the command only works when I'm logged in as root and not in su mode and second it doesn't work and says device doesn't exist.
I want to know if there is any other way to try?
Thanks a lot for your time for helping me.
Old 09-01-2006, 01:08 AM   #2
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I think this page will help you with all of your questions.

I know its about RedHat 9 but the steps are unchanged.
Also a special regarding your Soundcard (Its a crystal sound chip)


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