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Old 02-21-2003, 01:31 PM   #1
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Detecting sound card in Redhat 8.0


I recently installed Redhat 8.0 and am unable to detect and configure my sound card. I used to run Redhat 7.2 on all the same hardware and the sound card worked fine without any explicit post-installation configuring. Version 8.0 correctly identifies the sound card during the installation routine and offers to configure it but once the installation is complete never seems capable of detecting it again. None of the graphic devices in either desktop can automatically detect the sound card. The book that came with the cd's (Redhat Linux 8 Unleashed) says to log in as root and run # sndconfig - to which I get a command not found error (and yes, I am logged in as root). When I specify the command as # /sbin/sndconfig I also get a command not found error. I don't know linux well enough yet to try much more and it puzzles me that version 8 cannot handle software that was fine in version 7.2 Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 01:47 PM   #2
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Try their new command:

redhat-config-soundcard

# Redhat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: APT-RPM - Red Carpet

# Redhat 8.0 configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
 
Old 02-21-2003, 01:48 PM   #3
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I had this problem yesterday, and it's easy enough to fix. From a terminal window do:

su - prompted for root password

The - indicates that you will be "put" into the correct directory for that user. Like me, you may have just been in /usr/xxxx and not in / like you need to be.

Anyway, sndconfig should be found that way, but RedHat 8 also calls it redhat-config-soundcard, try that.

Do you use any Windows Manager? There will be a graphical link into the same command. I know in KDE it's in System Settings>Detect Sound Card.

*edited the name of the RH soundcard program to stop myself looking more stupid*

Last edited by RaTBoX; 02-21-2003 at 01:49 PM.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 04:41 PM   #4
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I forgot to mention that I did run redhat-config-soundcard. It also reports that no sound card was detected.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 04:51 PM   #5
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You also forgot to post what your sound card actually is as well.

Is plug and pray turned off in the bios?

Is it a pci card?

cat /proc/pci will tell irq/port info for hand config
 
Old 02-21-2003, 06:44 PM   #6
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The card is a Yamaha OPL3-SAx WDM, I'm not sure if it's pci or not. Plug and play is turned off in the BIOS.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 07:14 PM   #7
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Quote:
Version 8.0 correctly identifies the sound card during the installation routine and offers to configure it
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I did run redhat-config-soundcard. It also reports that no sound card was detected.
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Yamaha OPL3-SAx WDM, I'm not sure if it's pci
A Google search shows it to be pci and should work with no problem, i believe because all the hits mentioned Windows drivers.

You must be misdoing/misunderstanding something.

You have to be root to configure your system. Log into your users account,
open an x terminal and give these commands:
Code:
[phil@fancypiper phil]$ su -
Password: 
[root@fancypiper root]# redhat-config-soundcard
I pasted my x terminal so you can see how the command prompt changes. Run that command and paste the errors you get here if that doesn't work.

Also paste the output of /cat/proc/pci so it can be examined for irq/port conflicts if the above doesn't work.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 08:47 PM   #8
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Yup, I know how to log in as root and I also run that command from the root directory. To clarify the quotes from my previous postings: The installation procedure for version 8.0 gave me a pop-up menu asking me if I wanted to configure my sound card after it was detected. Of course I chose yes but the sound card never worked and once Linux is fully installed it is no longer able to detect it. When I log in as root and run redhat-config-soundcard from the root directory a graphic pops up to tell me that no sounds cards were detected. I assume that your last reply meant to ask for the output of cat /proc/pci so here it is. Thanks again.

PCI devices found:
Bus 0, device 0, function 0:
Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 3).
Master Capable. Latency=64.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe4000000 [0xe7ffffff].
Bus 0, device 1, function 0:
PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 3).
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=136.
Bus 0, device 4, function 0:
ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 2).
Bus 0, device 4, function 1:
IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 1).
Master Capable. Latency=32.
I/O at 0xd800 [0xd80f].
Bus 0, device 4, function 2:
USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 1).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. Latency=32.
I/O at 0xd400 [0xd41f].
Bus 0, device 4, function 3:
Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 2).
IRQ 9.
Bus 0, device 9, function 0:
Communication controller: Conexant HCF 56k Data/Fax Modem (rev 8).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. Latency=32.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd5800000 [0xd580ffff].
I/O at 0xd000 [0xd007].
Bus 1, device 0, function 0:
VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV1x (rev 163).
IRQ 11.
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=5.Max Lat=1.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd6000000 [0xd6ffffff].
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd8000000 [0xdfffffff].
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd7800000 [0xd787ffff].
 
Old 02-21-2003, 09:11 PM   #9
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That's strange. It isn't listed.

Try opening your box, unplugging the sound card and re-seating it into the pci slot. Sometimes you can get a noisy/loose connection that will drive you nuts.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 09:28 PM   #10
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I'll give it a try but I don't think that is the problem. The card is currently working perfectly with Windows 98 and it used to work perfectly with Redhat Linux 7.1 (I said 7.2 earlier but that was a typo). The one thing that might be unusual about my computer is that I have installed linux on a separate hard drive rather than partition the drive that runs Windows but, as I said, there weren't any problems with 7.1.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 09:51 PM   #11
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Try searching the Redhat site for yamaha opl3 for more hits

First hit
 
  


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