Soundblaster 16 sndconfig Problem

Soundblaster 16 sndconfig Problem

Post by Morgan N. Sandquis » Sat, 08 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Hi,

I could not get my Ensoniq Wavetable Sound Card to work in RedHat Linux
5.1 (even though it worked fine in 4.2).  So I got a Soundblaster 16
card and installed that instead.  It's wokring better, but it's still
not quite right.  I can play CDs fine, but I can't seem to get any other
sounds (Doom, RealAudio, .wav files, etc.) to work.  For those other
sounds, I get a variety of error messages suggesting that the IRQ and/or
DMAs are not properly set.  I used RedHat's sndconfig to configure the
card.  In Windows (where everything works fine), the settings are:

        I/O Port - 220
        IRQ - 05
        DMA - 01
        DMA - 03

In the sndconfig tool, it's impossible to choose DMAs 01 and 03 at the
same time--for the 8-bit DMA, I can choose 0, 1, or 3, and for the
16-bit DMA, I can choose 5, 6, or 7.  I have tried it with the 8-bit DMA
as both 1 and 3 (with the 16-bit DMA as 5 in both cases), and I've had
the same problems in both cases.

Do I have to recompile the kernel?  And if so, exactly which options do
I choose?

Thanks,
Morgan

 
 
 

Soundblaster 16 sndconfig Problem

Post by Peter Granrot » Sat, 08 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Quote:> Hi,

> I could not get my Ensoniq Wavetable Sound Card to work in RedHat Linux
> 5.1 (even though it worked fine in 4.2).  So I got a Soundblaster 16
> card and installed that instead.  It's wokring better, but it's still
> not quite right.  I can play CDs fine, but I can't seem to get any other
> sounds (Doom, RealAudio, .wav files, etc.) to work.  For those other
> sounds, I get a variety of error messages suggesting that the IRQ and/or
> DMAs are not properly set.  I used RedHat's sndconfig to configure the
> card.  In Windows (where everything works fine), the settings are:

>    I/O Port - 220
>    IRQ - 05
>    DMA - 01
>    DMA - 03

> In the sndconfig tool, it's impossible to choose DMAs 01 and 03 at the
> same time--for the 8-bit DMA, I can choose 0, 1, or 3, and for the
> 16-bit DMA, I can choose 5, 6, or 7.  I have tried it with the 8-bit DMA
> as both 1 and 3 (with the 16-bit DMA as 5 in both cases), and I've had
> the same problems in both cases.

> Do I have to recompile the kernel?  And if so, exactly which options do
> I choose?

Time for you to get your hands dirty...

IIRC, sndconfig configures things in /etc/conf.modules. my entries for
the soundcard looks like:

--------------------------------------------------------
post-install sb /sbin/modprobe "-k" "adlib_card"
options sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 dma16=3 mpu_io=0x330
options adlib_card io=0x388     # FM synthesizer
--------------------------------------------------------

Run sndconfig and then open the file to see what and where it put the
module configurations. then just change the 16-bit dma to 3, and the
8-bit dma to 1, and save.

If the tools don't do it, do it yourself :)

HTH
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Soundblaster 16 sndconfig Problem

Post by Morgan N. Sandquis » Sat, 08 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Peter Granroth wrote:

> "Morgan N. Sandquist" <Morg...@BrodyWeiser.com> writes:

> > Hi,

> > I could not get my Ensoniq Wavetable Sound Card to work in RedHat Linux
> > 5.1 (even though it worked fine in 4.2).  So I got a Soundblaster 16
> > card and installed that instead.  It's wokring better, but it's still
> > not quite right.  I can play CDs fine, but I can't seem to get any other
> > sounds (Doom, RealAudio, .wav files, etc.) to work.  For those other
> > sounds, I get a variety of error messages suggesting that the IRQ and/or
> > DMAs are not properly set.  I used RedHat's sndconfig to configure the
> > card.  In Windows (where everything works fine), the settings are:

> >       I/O Port - 220
> >       IRQ - 05
> >       DMA - 01
> >       DMA - 03

> > In the sndconfig tool, it's impossible to choose DMAs 01 and 03 at the
> > same time--for the 8-bit DMA, I can choose 0, 1, or 3, and for the
> > 16-bit DMA, I can choose 5, 6, or 7.  I have tried it with the 8-bit DMA
> > as both 1 and 3 (with the 16-bit DMA as 5 in both cases), and I've had
> > the same problems in both cases.

> > Do I have to recompile the kernel?  And if so, exactly which options do
> > I choose?

> Time for you to get your hands dirty...

> IIRC, sndconfig configures things in /etc/conf.modules. my entries for
> the soundcard looks like:

> --------------------------------------------------------
> post-install sb /sbin/modprobe "-k" "adlib_card"
> options sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 dma16=3 mpu_io=0x330
> options adlib_card io=0x388     # FM synthesizer
> --------------------------------------------------------

> Run sndconfig and then open the file to see what and where it put the
> module configurations. then just change the 16-bit dma to 3, and the
> 8-bit dma to 1, and save.

> If the tools don't do it, do it yourself :)

Okay, sndconfig changes two files:  /etc/conf.modules and
/etc/isapnp.conf.  I changed my /etc/conf.modules from:

----------------------------------------------------------
alias sound sb
options -k sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=3,5
alias midi opl3
options -k opl3 io=0x388
----------------------------------------------------------

to:

----------------------------------------------------------
alias sound sb
options -k sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1,3
alias midi opl3
options -k opl3 io=0x388
----------------------------------------------------------

. . .but that alone hasn't solved the problem (after rebooting, etc.).
I have no idea what to do with the /etc/isapnp.conf file.  It looks like
this:

----------------------------------------------------------
# $Id: pnpdump.c,v 1.10 1997/07/14 22:30:47 fox Exp $
# This is free software, see the sources for details.
# This software has NO WARRANTY, use at your OWN RISK
#
# For details of this file format, see isapnp.conf(5)
#
# For latest information on isapnp and pnpdump see:
# http://www.roestock.demon.co.uk/isapnptools/
#
# Compiler flags: -DREALTIME -DNEEDSETSCHEDULER
#
# Trying port address 0203
# Board 1 has serial identifier 6d ff ff ff ff f0 00 8c 0e

# (DEBUG)
(READPORT 0x0203)
(ISOLATE)
(IDENTIFY *)

# Card 1: (serial identifier 6d ff ff ff ff f0 00 8c 0e)
# CTL00f0 Serial No -1 [checksum 6d]
# Version 1.0, Vendor version 1.0
# ANSI string -->Creative ViBRA16X PnP<--
#
# Logical device id CTL0043
#
# Edit the entries below to uncomment out the configuration required.
# Note that only the first value of any range is given, this may be
changed if required
# Don't forget to uncomment the activate (ACT Y) when happy

(CONFIGURE CTL00f0/-1 (LD 0
#     ANSI string -->Audio<--

# Multiple choice time, choose one only !

#     Start dependent functions: priority preferred
#       IRQ 5.
#             High true, edge sensitive interrupt (by default)
(INT 0 (IRQ  5 (MODE +E)))
#       First DMA channel 1.
#             8 bit DMA only
#             Logical device is not a bus master
#             DMA may execute in count by byte mode
#             DMA may not execute in count by word mode
#             DMA channel speed in compatible mode
(DMA 0 (CHANNEL  3))
#       Next DMA channel 3.
#             8 bit DMA only
#             Logical device is not a bus master
#             DMA may execute in count by byte mode
#             DMA may not execute in count by word mode
#             DMA channel speed in compatible mode
(DMA 1 (CHANNEL  5))
#       Logical device decodes 16 bit IO address lines
#             Minimum IO base address 0x0220
#             Maximum IO base address 0x0220
#             IO base alignment 1 bytes
#             Number of IO addresses required: 16
(IO 0 (BASE 0x220))
#       Logical device decodes 16 bit IO address lines
#             Minimum IO base address 0x0330
#             Maximum IO base address 0x0330
#             IO base alignment 1 bytes
#             Number of IO addresses required: 2
(IO 1 (BASE 0x330))
#       Logical device decodes 16 bit IO address lines
#             Minimum IO base address 0x0388
#             Maximum IO base address 0x0388
#             IO base alignment 1 bytes
#             Number of IO addresses required: 4
(IO 2 (BASE 0x388))

#       Start dependent functions: priority acceptable
#       IRQ 5, 7, 9 or 10.
#             High true, edge sensitive interrupt (by default)
# (INT 0 (IRQ 5 (MODE +E)))
#       First DMA channel 0, 1 or 3.
#             8 bit DMA only
#             Logical device is not a bus master
#             DMA may execute in count by byte mode
#             DMA may not execute in count by word mode
#             DMA channel speed in compatible mode
# (DMA 0 (CHANNEL 0))
#       Next DMA channel 0, 1 or 3.
#             8 bit DMA only
#             Logical device is not a bus master
#             DMA may execute in count by byte mode
#             DMA may not execute in count by word mode
#             DMA channel speed in compatible mode
# (DMA 1 (CHANNEL 0))
#       Logical device decodes 16 bit IO address lines
#             Minimum IO base address 0x0220
#             Maximum IO base address 0x0280
#             IO base alignment 32 bytes
#             Number of IO addresses required: 16
# (IO 0 (BASE 0x0220))
#       Logical device decodes 16 bit IO address lines
#             Minimum IO base address 0x0300
#             Maximum IO base address 0x0330
#             IO base alignment 48 bytes
#             Number of IO addresses required: 2
# (IO 1 (BASE 0x0300))
#       Logical device decodes 16 bit IO address lines
#             Minimum IO base address 0x0388
#             Maximum IO base address 0x0388
#             IO base alignment 1 bytes
#             Number of IO addresses required: 4
# (IO 2 (BASE 0x0388))

#       Start dependent functions: priority acceptable
#       IRQ 5, 7, 9 or 10.
#             High true, edge sensitive interrupt (by default)
# (INT 0 (IRQ 5 (MODE +E)))
#       First DMA channel 0, 1 or 3.
#             8 bit DMA only
#             Logical device is not a bus master
#             DMA may execute in count by byte mode
#             DMA may not execute in count by word mode
#             DMA channel speed in compatible mode
# (DMA 0 (CHANNEL 0))
#       Next DMA channel 0, 1 or 3.
#             8 bit DMA only
#             Logical device is not a bus master
#             DMA may execute in count by byte mode
#             DMA may not execute in count by word mode
#             DMA channel speed in compatible mode
# (DMA 1 (CHANNEL 0))
#       Logical device decodes 16 bit IO address lines
#             Minimum IO base address 0x0220
#             Maximum IO base address 0x0280
#             IO base alignment 32 bytes
#             Number of IO addresses required: 16
# (IO 0 (BASE 0x0220))
#       Logical device decodes 16 bit IO address lines
#             Minimum IO base address 0x0300
#             Maximum IO base address 0x0330
#             IO base alignment 48 bytes
#             Number of IO addresses required: 2
# (IO 1 (BASE 0x0300))

#       Start dependent functions: priority acceptable
#       IRQ 5, 7, 9 or 10.
#             High true, edge sensitive interrupt (by default)
# (INT 0 (IRQ 5 (MODE +E)))
#       First DMA channel 0, 1 or 3.
#             8 bit DMA only
#             Logical device is not a bus master
#             DMA may execute in count by byte mode
#             DMA may not execute in count by word mode
#             DMA channel speed in compatible mode
# (DMA 0 (CHANNEL 0))
#       Next DMA channel 0, 1 or 3.
#             8 bit DMA only
#             Logical device is not a bus master
#             DMA may execute in count by byte mode
#             DMA may not execute in count by word mode
#             DMA channel speed in compatible mode
# (DMA 1 (CHANNEL 0))
#       Logical device decodes 16 bit IO address lines
#             Minimum IO base address 0x0220
#             Maximum IO base address 0x0280
#             IO base alignment 32 bytes
#             Number of IO addresses required: 16
# (IO 0 (BASE 0x0220))

#       Start dependent functions: priority functional
#       IRQ 5, 7, 9 or 10.
#             High true, edge sensitive interrupt (by default)
# (INT 0 (IRQ 5 (MODE +E)))
#       First DMA channel 0, 1 or 3.
#             8 bit DMA only
#             Logical device is not a bus master
#             DMA may execute in count by byte mode
#             DMA may not execute in count by word mode
#             DMA channel speed in compatible mode
# (DMA 0 (CHANNEL 0))
#       Logical device decodes 16 bit IO address lines
#             Minimum IO base address 0x0220
#             Maximum IO base address 0x0280
#             IO base alignment 32 bytes
#             Number of IO addresses required: 16
# (IO 0 (BASE 0x0220))
#       Logical device decodes 16 bit IO address lines
#             Minimum IO base address 0x0300
#             Maximum IO base address 0x0330
#             IO base alignment 16 bytes
#             Number of IO addresses required: 2
# (IO 1 (BASE 0x0300))
#       Logical
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