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Old 02-24-2003, 12:11 PM   #1
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Soundblaster PCI128 problems

Total newbie to slackware and even linux and so haven't a clue how to set up my sound card a Soundblaster PCI128. Whenever i start X i get an error "error while initialializing the sound driver. Device /dev/dsp can't be opened (no such device)"

Any help would be great, currently using slack 8.1
Old 02-24-2003, 12:31 PM   #2
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Have a look at this reply -

My 128 uses the 1371 driver, but you may need to try others, as in the thread.
Old 02-24-2003, 12:48 PM   #3
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I believe my old SB 128 used the 1370 but I can't be sure, I don't think it was the 1371, but I could be wrong. In the rc.modules in /etc/rc.d it shows this

# ES1370 support, such as Sound Blaster 128PCI:
#/sbin/modprobe es1370
# ES1371 support, such as Sound Blaster 64V PCI:
#/sbin/modprobe es1371

so take a pick, uncomment one, and see if it works.
Old 02-24-2003, 02:29 PM   #4
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Cheers guys got it working just like you said, sweet as!


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