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Re: [vox-tech] Sound Card Set-up
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Re: [vox-tech] Sound Card Set-up

You reminded me to check the modules I used lsmod and I only had the one 
going for my NIC. I used your settings:
# modprobe sb io=0x220 irq=10 dma=1 dma16=5 mpu_io=0x330
and I have sound working great :-) I am once again a happy penguin.

On Thursday 28 June 2001 18:43, you wrote:
> Arguements may be handed to modprobe when inserting modules to tell them
> what resources the stated hardware is using. (irq=, io= dma= etc.)
> Also, if using a PnP ISA sound card, you may want to check out man pages
> for pnpdump and isapnp. Many awe based sound cards will also need extra
> modules to allow for wavetable support. (module awe_wave.o ?) (Hold off on
> using pnpdump, isapnp and mods to /etc/isapnp.conf until the end as it can
> take some time, and your mention of the same card's prior use with Suse
> suggests that won't be needed.)
> rmmod all of the sound modules you have inserted.
> then, based on the settings you provided an assuming you have midi at
> 0x330, you could try:
> # modprobe sb io=0x220 irq=10 dma=1 dma16=5 mpu_io=0x330
> And then see what lsmod shows if the above is successful.
> Then
> # cat /proc/interrupts
> Do you see an irq with sound, or sb or something audio related attached to
> it?
> if so, also check
> # cat /proc/ioports
> to see if the expected io parts are also mapped to an audio reference.
> If both of the above seem to work, check out
> # cat /dev/sndstat
> and see what it says. (should be char special dev major 14, minor 6)
> (example ls -l of sndstat:)
> crw-rw----    1 root     audio     14,   6 Sep  4  2000 /dev/sndstat
> "cat" output should tell you about resources in use by the sound device.
> If the above does as desired, but catting stuff to /dev/audio proves
> fruitless (I like to test by catting a kernel image to /dev/audio, but
> some people do nt like the music of a kernel), try starting up a mixer,
> and increase the volume *much* higher for the digital audia and the master
> volume control. (Some sound cards will initialize in linux with zero
> volume, but still work. You don't actually know they are working from your
> testing until you turn up the volume. Also, reinitialization of the sound
> card can reset these same cards to volume of zero forcing your to launch a
> mixer each time. alsa can store mixer settings - I think, but I found
> creating a startup script that uses "nmixer" with command line arguements
> for each mixer-bar value to work for me.)
> If you find errors with the modprobe and/or the other items, and you know
> you have a PnP card, then you may need to examine using the pnpdump to
> create an /etc/isapnp.conf file, hand edit it, and then enable isapnp at
> start.
> Please let us know how it goes; I like puzzles.
> -ME
> Version: 3.12
> GCS/CM$/IT$/LS$/S/O$ !d--(++) !s !a+++(-----) C++$(++++) U++++$(+$) P+$>+++
> L+++$(++) E W+++$(+) N+ o K w+$>++>+++ O-@ M+$ V-$>- !PS !PE Y+ !PGP
> t@-(++) 5+@ X@ R- tv- b++ DI+++ D+ G--@ e+>++>++++ h(++)>+ r*>? z?
> ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
> decode: http://www.ebb.org/ungeek/ about: http://www.geekcode.com/geek.html
>      Systems Department Operating Systems Analyst for the SSU Library
> On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Rusty Minden wrote:
> > I have tried ALSA and to be honest I just don't get it. I have a Sound
> > Blaster AWE64 From Creative. It is an ISA card and under SuSE the
> > settings were:
> > SoundBlaster 16
> > Address 0x220
> > irq 10
> > dma 1&5
> > I have sound blaster module support, but it is not built into the kernal.
> > Thanks in advance for the help.
> > Rusty

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