I just had my Yamaha OPL3-SAX sound card installed in SuSE linux 5.3 last
> Thanks to those that helped me with my SpeedStar A50 Sis problem.
> Now, I need to learn what I should be doing to get an OEM Yamaha card
> that plays well in Win95 but hasn't been discovered yet in Linux. In
> windose settings yamaha software tauting DS-XG Wave has been installed.
> I don't know whether to use the old Yamaha drivers or soundblaster
> compatibles or what? Is there some program in SuSE 5.3 that will auto
> discover the card?
Yes. As a matter of fact I have learned by checking out SuSE's WebSite,
Yamaha card is not officially supported in this release. However there is
a demo driver which does support some of the Yamaha Cards. It is called
'ossfree-3.9*' or some similar name, in series 'snd'. You can easily find
it. Note 'oss*3.7' is the final release but doesn't support Yamaha cards.
So use 'Yast' to install 'oss*3.9*', it will be copied to 'tmp/oss*3.9*'
directory, follow the README file there. If your card is supported, it
should be detected automatically. All you have to do is to run 'soundon'
and enjoy after installation!
> Some facts:
> The boot up stream doesn't show a hint referencing a sound card. The
> YAST manager shows the config sound card greyed or to mean not an
Right. As the manual has pointed out, linux bootup does not start sound
Good luck with your installation.