I have Mandrake 7.2 also and tried RedHat 7. RedHat found my sound card
also. With Mandrake I ran sndconfig and it worked there, but not the midi I
have a crystal 4236/37/38 chipset also. Then when I got out it didn't work.
Then I found an the extra io of 330 was the problem with part of it. I
deleted that and left "options sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1" only. That worked
for the sound. I still can't get a audio CD to work or midi.
While on the subject of Mandrake 7.2 I also couldn't access my CDROM,
CD-Writer or Floppy in Desktop or in the file manager. Mandrake wrote
/mnt/cdrom /mnt/cdrom2 and /mnt/fd0 at the beginning of the fstab file.
It also wrote fs=iso9660 for the CD's which I had to change to just plan
iso9660. There were several other changes in the fstab I had to make also.
Then rescan my Desktop and it was available there and file manager.
Then I tried to connect to the internet. Well, ppp deamon wasn't loaded. I'm
sorry, but the system came with a LT WinModem. So, since it couldn't detect
the modem it didn't load ppp. Had to install ppp and then the ltmodem5.78
then got connected. But then only with Kppp. GnomePPP won't work.
Got a NetworkEverywhere Ethernet Card also (ie Linksys) NC100. It didn't
detect that either. I can't test out what else it didn't load since it
didn't detect that card either till they install the cable modem next month.
Well, while I am ranting I think I will just put RedHat 7 back on the
computer tomorrow morning. At least I think the basics will work if I
remember right. I have been messing with this Mandrake 7.2 for several days
that I have kindof forgot about RedHat.
I can understand that Linux is still kind of new, but if people with as much
computer knowledge as me has trouble just getting a few basic function that
we have been used to having work. Then how in the #$$% are your normal
everyday Joe's ever going to want to deal with this? They will stick with
Microsoft! I tried to get my Dad to install it on his computer when they
came down for a visit and now I am glad he didn't take me up on it.
At least if I have any problems getting RedHat to work tomorrow when I
reinstall it I will be able to get the BASIC functions working, cause I had
to learn them on Mandrake 7.2.
Thanks for letting me Rant. And try the above settings on your sound. Put
them in the modules.conf file.
> Have you tried running sndconfig from the console? This took care of my
> > I just installed Mandrake 7.2. Very nice. But, no sound. It thinks it
> > has discovered my sound card and enabled sound for it, as far as I can
> > tell via drakconf, but it really hasn't. What confuses me is my old
> > Redhat 6.0 picked it up and configured for it just fine!! I thought
> > Mandrake was based off of Redhat?
> > I have a Genius SoundMaker 3DJ sound card [Crystal CS4237].
> > Can anyone help me figure this one out? OH! And when I try to switch
> > the sound card from its selection to other Crystal options, it says
> > option is not supported yet".
> > Thank you,
> > Mike
> > PS - Yes, I checked the "supported hardware list", I sort of assumed it
> > was incomplete and listed the most well-known cards. I guess I also
> > assumed that it would apply the driver that best suited the "generic"
> > card.