> >I have jsut installed RedHat 5.1 on my PC, and as most people have said, my
> >sound card's not working.
> >It's not because the sound module is not installed (at least, so says the
> >kernel on startup).
> >Anyway, I have tried to compile the module, but I can't get it to work.
> >From what I can tell there are a lot of people stuck here with the exact
> >problem. Could someone please , please, post (and emial to me) a step by
> >step instruction page for us newbies on how to get this to work. All the
> >docs I can find basically say to recompile the kernel...but that's still
> >vague to me.
> >Step by step, from teh basic install setup would be awesome, thanks in
> I tried to get my card to work to, it is a CMI8330 card built into the MB, I
> found out that it is not an easy task and I tried to check it out on their home
> page. They stated on there to go and get OSS it is a sound driver that is $20,
> but it got my sound to work. I forget the URL, but I know someone out there
> will have it. It is worth a try :)
> > Jeff Steinbok
> >Visit my homepage at:
> > http://www.interchg.ubc.ca/steinbok/
> If you want a reveloution, burn a copy of linux for your neighbor!
> Techies in their native form....
> Make Windows look like Afterstep....
Installing a soundcard under Linux the first time is very hard, when you get it
to work you want to hit you're self because then it seems easy. I strugled with a
AWE 64 for some days, until i found a site with a link to anotherone where i
could download a driver and kernel patch for my AWE 64. I will place a copy of
the text with the link that i found here here :
How do I configure my SoundBlaster 64 AWE?
Thanks to Taura for this solution!
Under Linux, you will need two things to make the SoundBlaster 64 AWE work with
XSW. First, the AWE Driver from
http://bahamut.mm.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~iwai/midi.html and Linux kernel 2.0.30 or
Once you get both items downloaded and unpacked, you need to install the AWE32
Sound Driver into the Linux kernel
source. The INSTALL files in the sound driver package explain how. Make sure you
read the note mentioning the
Redhat 5.0 Kernel sources in the AWE32 Sound Driver's INSTALL file.
Next configure the kernel as you normally do, make sure to configure the sound
support AS A MODULE! You will have
to say yes (Y) to the following options under the `sound' configuration section of
Sound Blaster (SB, SBPro, SB16, clones) support (CONFIG_SB) [Y/n/?]
Generic OPL2/OPL3 FM synthesizer support (CONFIG_ADLIB) [Y/n/?]
/dev/dsp and /dev/audio support (CONFIG_AUDIO) [Y/n/?]
MIDI interface support (CONFIG_MIDI) [Y/n/?]
FM synthesizer (YM3812/OPL-3) support (CONFIG_YM3812) [Y/n/?]
lowlevel sound driver support [Y/n/?]
AWE32 support (CONFIG_AWE32_SYNTH) [Y/n/?]
Then build the kernel and reboot. Once you have rebooted, you will need to
download the ISA PNP Tools, get them at:
Build these tools and run:
pnpdump > /etc/isapnp.conf
Then edit the /etc/isapnp.conf.
NOTE: In the sound section with the headering:
# ANSI string -->Audio<--
There is a line that states (DMA 0 (CHANNEL 0)). This is NOT the correct channel
for 8-bit sound support, you must
change it to: (DMA 0 (CHANNEL 1))
Save that file and then run:
Hopefully no errors occure, and then you can insert the sound module with 'insmod
To verify that everything works, check 'lsmod' and 'cat /dev/sndstat'.
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