I took the plunge this weekend and installed Linux for the first time.
I have to say I'm pleased with how smooth it all went, however I
can't get my Soundblaster 16 nor my network card to work. I'd
appreciate some help/pointers if possible.
The network card is an SMC W/D8003E. Or at least thats the driver that works
for it under Windows 95. Theres the option for hardware or software config.
I have the jumper set to disable software config. The card is set to IRQ3.
This works fine under Windows95/98/NT. However the
card isn't in the HCL for Red Hat 5.1, although the SMC Ultra and I believe
one other SMC card.
Does anyone know if I can get a driver for my card, or how I can configure
another driver to use
The soundblaster also works fine under Windoze. I had the IRQ set to 7. This
was done through
software under Windows, I'm not sure how to set the jumpers on the card to
do this manually. Its not a PnP card either. I think its not working as its
clashing with the network card somehow (I've had problems like this under
windows but resolved them successfully). I have already looked at the Sound
HOW-To without success.
Help much appreciated. Please answer my email as well at to the newsgroup.