On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 14:15:54 +0100, Martin Maat staggered into the Black
Sun and said:
>>> I recently installed Mandrake 9.2 and everything but sound works. I
>>> cannot find the driver for the sound system though which would be a
>>> Crystal Semiconductor thingy
>> You sure about that?
> No, it might as well have been Windows lying as you say. I did search
> the motherboard with a flash light and I did not find a chip labeled
> Chrystal. The board has an Ali chip set, it may have integrated
> sound. But is Windows doesn't see the difference, I assume it would be
> compatible with the Chrystal stuff, right?
Never assume anything. Windows lies like a rug when it comes to sound
>> If Mandrake didn't autoconfigure it, you'll have to do it yourself.
>> Hope your soundcard is on the PCI bus.
> Well... Probably. It is not a separate card though.
>> Post the output of "lspci -vv | grep -A6 audio".
> I didnn't seem to have lspci. I did a search on / and subdirectories
> and nothing came up. But on the internet I found an instruction to
> download and install it. It worked, I'm so proud. This is what is
> says when I run it without any options:
> Host bridge: ALi Corporation M1531 [Aladdin IV] (rev b3)
> ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV]
> VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage II+ 215G
> Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C
> IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev 20)
> USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
Your sound chip is on the ISA bus. This is a pain as detection of ISA
hardware is kind of a Black Art.
Quote:> I will try the quick boot and PnP OS settings in the BIOS, see if it
> makes a difference. I could push in an old sound card as a last
> resort, it doesn't seem right though since the sound system is there
> and it works (in Windows that is).
Nuts... well, try the following commands:
modprobe opl3 io=0x388
modprobe cs4232 irq=5 io=0x530 dma=1 dma2=0 mpuio=0x330 mpuirq=9
(try 0x534 if 0x530 doesn't work.)
This worked for me on a couple of machines with Crystal sound chips on
the ISA bus. If you try both versions of the modprobe cs4232 command
and neither works, you probably don't have a cs4232-compatible sound
chip. I don't know much about detecting/probing ISA hardware because I
stopped using ISA hardware a couple of years back. HTH,
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