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Old 09-23-2003, 02:23 PM   #1
Joe_Bogarde
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Soundblaster vibra 16c isapnp / gentoo linux sound configuration


I've been unable to get my sound module to work for my sound card. I go to kde control center to test my sound, but get no sound.
The card is enabled in bios. Windows 98 runs on the same hardware with sound. Modules have been made and loaded.
I installed rh 9, it didn't install the card. rh 8 did. Now gentoo 1.4 with gaming sources, I'm having multimedia issues. No sound or direct rendering. It's making my gaming experience a poor one.

any way here's the output of lsmod
bash-2.05b# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
snd-mixer-oss 13848 0 (autoclean) (unused)
snd 32580 0 (autoclean) [snd-mixer-oss]
soundcore 4196 0 (autoclean) [snd]
printer 7744 0 (unused)
usb-uhci 24460 0 (unused)
hid 14120 0 (unused)
usbcore 65664 1 [printer usb-uhci hid]
mousedev 4404 1
8139too 15720 1
mii 2512 0 [8139too]
agpgart 24040 0 (unused)
 
Old 09-25-2003, 08:52 PM   #2
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Did you enable isapnp in your kernel compile?
 
Old 09-27-2003, 12:27 PM   #3
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yes.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:52 PM   #4
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Another possibility is that you have compiled the wrong sound module into the kernel. I think that the Soundblaster Vibra uses the ES1373 chipset. Make sure that the module you compiled in supports that chipset.

Another possibility is /etc/modules.conf may be configured wrong. Back when I Used an ISA card I had to set some of the hardware settings myself in /etc/modules.conf even though I was running isapnp. Here are my changes to /etc/modules.conf for a Soundblaster 16 SB Pro. These obviously won't work for you but they will give you an idea of what to look for.

# The following three lines were commented out by Stites
#alias char-major-14 off
#alias sound off
#alias midi off

# module : sb.o Soundblaster 16, SB Pro + Clones
# Also needed for AWE32/64
#
# Documentation available in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/sound/Soundblaster
# and in /usr/src/linux/drivers/sound/sb.c .
#
# Possible configuration :
#
# The following 4 lines were modified by Stites
alias char-major-14 sb
post-install sb /sbin/modprobe "-k" "adlib_card"
options sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 dma16=5 mpu_io=0x330
options adlib_card io=0x388
#
 
  


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