Creative SB16 with kernel 2.2.6 (Caldera)

Creative SB16 with kernel 2.2.6 (Caldera)

Post by Craig M Lambe » Sun, 25 Apr 1999 04:00:00


I've recompiled kernel 2.2.6, so that my Creative SB16 pnp (isa) sound
card issupported. I've looked at the sound how-to and carried out the
various commands to check the sound card. It appears the card has been
recognised yet has not been configured. Which drivers should I have
selected to be compiled into the kernel?
The output of the commands to check the card are below:

ls -l /dev/sndstat
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     root      14,   6 Aug 19  1998 /dev/sndstat

Load type: Driver compiled into kernel
Kernel: Linux 2.2.6 #2 SMP Fri Apr 23
14:21:21 BST 1999 i686
Config options: 0
Installed drivers:
Type 26: MPU-401 (UART)
Type 2: Sound Blaster
Type 29: Sound Blaster PnP
Type 7: SB MPU-401

Card config:
(Sound Blaster at 0x220 irq 7 drq 1,5)
(SB MPU-401 at 0x330 irq 1 drq 0)

Audio devices:

Synth devices:

Midi devices:

0: System clock


Thanks for any help



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