1. SOUNDBLASTER 4X CD-ROM WORKS GREAT, BUT SOUNDCARD...NOT GREAT
I'm running Linux on a PC with Windows 95--in which LILO's set to kick up
Win95 first, and I use loadlin from the OS to start up Linux. I have a
Soundblaster card (CT2290)--16 bit--for which the IDE/ATAPI CD-ROM is
attached to the card.
The CD-ROM is detected and works fine. But in wanting to have sound for
RealAudio, etc., I picked up both the SOUND-HOWTO and the KERNEL-HOWTO
guides and read them carefully. I've redone the configuration via make
config, and I even ran the soundscript and checked the settings in
/dev/audio and /dev/dsp. But when I rebooted, no dice.
And prior to this, the kernel was done via make config-->make dep-->make
clean-->make zlilo. Upon sucessful completion, I ran the soundscript,
and then rebooted. After loadlin via Win95 ran, the boot process showed
no visible reference that the sound card (snd) was detected. Then I ran
both "cat <sound> > /dev/blah...then ended up with "no device found."
Same with "cat /dev/sndstat."
I have done the configuration both according to the settings I used in
Win95 (by looking in the Device Managers) and then the default settings
via the technical documentation on Creative Lab's web site. Still, I'm at
I have installed Linux via Slackware 96. Any hints or ideas would be
quite helpful. Please let me know via private e-mail. Thanks.
Here's part of the config:
CONFIG FROM /etc/soundconf
#define SBC_BASE 0x220
#define SBC_IRQ 5
#define SBC_DMA 1
#define SB_DMA2 5
#define SB_MPU_BASE 0x1
#define SB_MPU_IRQ 1
#define DSP_BUFFSIZE 65536
#define SELECTED_SOUND_OPTIONS 0x00a80002
V E L A N C H E S T E W A R T
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, California
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