alsa driver for CS4237B sound card in mdk8??

alsa driver for CS4237B sound card in mdk8??

Post by Magnus Larsso » Mon, 17 Sep 2001 19:34:05


I am trying to get my Crystal CS4237B sound card on a Dell Latitude to
work. Currenlty trying to use alsa drivers. Downloaded and installed alsa
(through mandrake software installer, using rpms). The Alsa HOWTO tells
me the cs4237b cannot be autoprobed, so i need to supply ports, dma and
irq. However, it doesnt work. The howto refers to isapnp.conf for information
about these settings, but i have no such file. Error message says: device
not found.  I have tried messing with the settings, but no gain.

Anyone could help me?


Magnus Larsson


1. Sound Card Help: ALSA driver, ESSOLO 1938 PCI Sound Card

I actually got pretty far into this, but can't make a peep come out of the
speakers (I just had a horrible thought - speakers are plugged in and turned

Got ALSA Drivers, utilities, and library files, did standard configure, make,
make install for each.
In a console window under KDE, did the following:
1. insmod soundcore - got nothing back, so I assume that worked.
2. ran the snddevices script - it happily reported making a ton of devices.
3. Edited my etc/modules.conf to the following

alias net-pf-4 off
alias net-pf-5 off
alias char-major-116 snd
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias snd-card-0 snd-card-es1938
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0

4. ran modprobe snd-card-es1938 - got nothing back, so I assume that worked as

5. I tried a couple of the tools available under the "multimedia" option of the
KDE menu - none of them can access the output dev. I tried the chmod, still no
joy. When I run /utils/alsasound start, it reports that the driver is already
running. I postulate that may be so, but would like to confirm my hypothesis by
actually hearing something from the speakers. Any help would be appreciated.


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