sbpcd cant find SB16 sound

sbpcd cant find SB16 sound

Post by Russell Durk » Tue, 06 Feb 1996 04:00:00

        I recently recompiled my kernel 1.2.13 Slackware so
my SB16 would work.  At boot the sound driver is started  but
later in the boot when sbpcd tries to scan for it....nothing.


        If I try to send a file to /dev/audio there are no errors
but I do not hear anything.  I can also record without errors.
But I have yet to hear a peep out of my sound card.

        /dev/sndstat lists the sound card and indicates
there is 1 mixer installed.

        OK my kernel recognizes the SB16..any ideas how
to make sbpcd happy?


Russ D.


1. Help - sbpcd cant find my CDROM

I am trying to get a Packard Bell 90mz Pentium system up on Linux, and
I can't get the cdrom drive mounted.

Windows 95 runs the cdrom fine, and reports it is a Galaxy interface
at port 340.  

I tried booting a Linux 1.2.9 boot disk with sbpcd support, using
loadlin from a DOS prompt where all CDROM drivers were loaded and I
could do a dir on the CDROM (so the initialization code that sbpcd
can't load is loaded).

Linux says it found unit 0 cd 0 cd-rom cr563-x 1.02 during the boot
sequence.  The probe says it found a 'Lasermate' at address 340.
All that looks fine to me.

After booting I find I can't mount /dev/sbpcd.  I tried mounting it
manually and by running the linux setup and telling it the source was
a Sound Blaster type cdrom.

The manual mounts command I tried were:
    mount -t iso9660 /dev/sbpcd /cdrom
    mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /cdrom
    mount -t iso9660 /dev/scd0  /cdrom

I got various error messages, including
        ... is not a block device
        not mounted, read-only file system

I also noted that /dev/cdrom was linked to /dev/scd0.  I don't know if
this is ok or if it means that I also configured SCSI cdrom support
(or was I supposed to configure SCSI cdrom support?

I left the sbpcd configuration at its default because the first thing
it tries is 340 and SBPRO 0, which seems correct from my reading
of the sbpcd README.

The kernel I am booting is one I built from Linux 1.2.8 sources +
1.2.9 patch + aic7xxx-new-2.patch from to
support my hard drive which is on an AHA2940.

I'd like to post the log of my kernel coming up, but I don't know
how to capture it.  I suppose it must be possible because I
have seen others posting it.  I can't even stop it to copy it
down exactly.

Thanks for any assistance,

Larry Young

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