Sound card

Sound card

Post by Darren Greenbe » Sat, 27 May 1995 04:00:00



Okay, I went into the kernel directory, did make config, make dep, make
clean, and make, set up sound (not the full, but I answered the
appropriate questions) and....nothing.  Did I miss a step ??? or do I
just suck ?? I appreciate any answers (to the first question :) or
comments.  Thanks.
Darren "the super-newbie"
 
 
 

Sound card

Post by dur.. » Tue, 30 May 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>Okay, I went into the kernel directory, did make config, make dep, make
>clean, and make, set up sound (not the full, but I answered the
>appropriate questions) and....nothing.  Did I miss a step ??? or do I
>just suck ?? I appreciate any answers (to the first question :) or
>comments.  Thanks.
>Darren "the super-newbie"

Well, here is what I did to finally get my SB AWE32 to work:

-make config, make dep, make clean, make zImage.
 make sure you install the "limited" sound support, or else it
 will try to install all the drivers and conflicts will likely occur.

-make a copy of your old kernel image. It is either /vmlinuz or /zImage
 call it vmlinuz.old or something

-the new compressed kernel image will be
/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage
There will also be a new file vmlinux (at least with my setup), but
I think that is the uncompressed image and I don't use it.

-copy zImage over vmlinuz (the current kernel image).

-run lilo (if you are using it). I forget exactly what directory it's in.
I think it's
 /usr/etc or /usr/src/etc or something like that.

-reboot

-after rebooting, type 'cat /dev/sndstat'. It will list what sound card
drivers
you have installed. If your card is shown, then it worked!

-test it out by downloading a xxxx.au sound file from
alt.binaries.sounds.misc
or some such, and 'cat xxxx.au > /dev/audio' should play it!

If you have any questions you can email me at

Rick

 
 
 

Sound card

Post by dur.. » Tue, 30 May 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>Okay, I went into the kernel directory, did make config, make dep, make
>clean, and make, set up sound (not the full, but I answered the
>appropriate questions) and....nothing.  Did I miss a step ??? or do I
>just suck ?? I appreciate any answers (to the first question :) or
>comments.  Thanks.
>Darren "the super-newbie"

Well, here is what I did to finally get my SB AWE32 to work:

-make config, make dep, make clean, make zImage.
 make sure you install the "limited" sound support, or else it
 will try to install all the drivers and conflicts will likely occur.

-make a copy of your old kernel image. It is either /vmlinuz or /zImage
 call it vmlinuz.old or something

-the new compressed kernel image will be
/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage
There will also be a new file vmlinux (at least with my setup), but
I think that is the uncompressed image and I don't use it.

-copy zImage over vmlinuz (the current kernel image).

-run lilo (if you are using it). I forget exactly what directory it's in.
I think it's
 /usr/etc or /usr/src/etc or something like that.

-reboot

-after rebooting, type 'cat /dev/sndstat'. It will list what sound card
drivers
you have installed. If your card is shown, then it worked!

-test it out by downloading an xxxx.au sound file from a newsgroup
alt.sounds
or some such, and 'cat xxxx.au > /dev/audio' should play it!

If you have any questions you can email me at

Rick

 
 
 

Sound card

Post by dur.. » Tue, 30 May 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>Okay, I went into the kernel directory, did make config, make dep, make
>clean, and make, set up sound (not the full, but I answered the
>appropriate questions) and....nothing.  Did I miss a step ??? or do I
>just suck ?? I appreciate any answers (to the first question :) or
>comments.  Thanks.
>Darren "the super-newbie"

Well, here is what I did to finally get my SB AWE32 to work:

-make config, make dep, make clean, make zImage.
 make sure you install the "limited" sound support, or else it
 will try to install all the drivers and conflicts will likely occur.

-make a copy of your old kernel image. It is either /vmlinuz or /zImage
 call it vmlinuz.old or something

-the new compressed kernel image will be
/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage
There will also be a new file vmlinux (at least with my setup), but
I think that is the uncompressed image and I don't use it.

-copy zImage over vmlinuz (the current kernel image).

-run lilo (if you are using it). I forget exactly what directory it's in.
I think it's
 /usr/etc or /usr/src/etc or something like that.

-reboot

-after rebooting, type 'cat /dev/sndstat'. It will list what sound card
drivers
you have installed. If your card is shown, then it worked!

-test it out by downloading a .au sound file from a newsgroup alt.sounds
or some such, and 'cat xxxx.au > /dev/audio' should play it!

If you have any questions you can email me at

Rick

 
 
 

Sound card

Post by Eric Barbar » Thu, 15 Jun 1995 04:00:00


Did you made a make dep and make zlilo ???
 
 
 

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