Creative Sound Blaster Vibra 16 mystery solved !

Creative Sound Blaster Vibra 16 mystery solved !

Post by Arctic Blizzar » Sat, 18 Aug 2001 13:54:50

I have Creative Sound Blaster Vibra 16 sound card (ISA, not PCI), and I
could not get it to work after recompiling the kernel.
RedHat 7.1 default install worked.  When I upgraded the kernel to 2.4.8, I
enabled only the following three options in the Sound section.

Sound card support
OSS sound modules
100 % Sound Blaster compatibles (SB16/32/64, ESS, Jass16) support

For the life of me, I could not get the sound to work.
When I enabled *every* option in the Sound section, it worked!  Then I
systematically disabled the options and finally solved the mystery.  In
addition to the above three options, I needed to enable this option.

Adlib Cards

The option, "Adlib Cards" has no help, so I couldn't figure out what it is,
but this is what did the trick, and I no longer get the error
"modprobe: Can't locate module synth0" when I issue the sndconfig command.

For something so important, why is there no help text for it?

By the way, I had to enable the four options as "m", not as "y".

I'm posting this information in case there's someone else out there with
similar problems.


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1. Sound Blaster 16 (Vibra 16)

hey guys,

I am new to freebsd, but not new to *nix.  I am trying to get my sound card
working in it and so far I have no success.
The only somewhat success I have gotten is for the kernel to tell me or
complain that it needs Sound Blaster Pro support for my sound card.

I have the following in the kernel for sound,

controller snd0

device sb0 at isa? port 0x220 irq 5 drq 1 vector sbintr

I have also tried pcm0 but it wont even compile for me.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.


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