Re: Help! Kernel woes. -- SoundBlaster
This link from Marcus Brinkmann helped me a lot when I did my
soundblaster setup: it's nice and easy to follow:
(hope he doesn't mind me posting his ref.)
Jonathan J. Lupa wrote:
> I just went through this fight with my AWE32... there are some docs out there
> that will really help.
> For reference: zless /usr/doc/HOWTO/Sound-HOWTO.gz
> And the big gun: zless /usr/doc/HOWTO/mini/Soundblaster-AWE.gz
> All the stuff in there about ISA PnP should apply. ( I'm not sure how kernel
> 2.2 resolves the module loading before PnP devices are configured thing, so
> this may not apply if you are on a 2.2.* system)
> The only other pointer that I can give is that in /etc/isapnp.conf should be a
> default line of
> (ISOLATE PRESERVE).
> to get mine to work I had to change that line to
> (ISOLATE CLEAR)
> >From what I can divine from the documentation, that resets the PnP hardware
> settings... I'm sure there is someone more knowledgeable than I for that kind
> of explanation. Of course, YMMV...
> Senior Programmer -- Creative Solutions Inc.
> On Thursday, April 15, 1999 5:24 PM, Stephen Pitts
> [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 15, 1999 at 01:43:29AM -0400, William R Pentney wrote:
> > > > Did you compile it in kernel or as modules. I also have a SB16, and
> > > > found that it was a bit unobvious how to configure it in
> > > > menuconfig... Did you get to the step of specifying the DMA, IRQ
> > > > etc.etc.? Which driver did you chose? You should have chosen "OSS sound
> > > > modules" AND "100% Sound Blastaer compatibles", and only then would
> > > > you have been revealed the possibility to enter I/O, IRQ etc.
> > > Did all of that, and it was set up with correct IRQ and all, but I still
> > > couldn't use /dev/audio. It is, as mentioned, a PnP. Should I use the
> > > mysterious "isapnptools" package?
> > >
> > > Thanks, Bill
> > Yep, that's how I've had to use it. Get the isapnptools package and
> > run "pnpdump > /etc/isapnp.conf". Then go into isapnp.conf and uncomment
> > the lines specifying the configuration settings that you want. It is
> > a little confusing, so I've included the uncommented portion of my file
> > below. After that run isapnp /etc/isapnp.conf. It should give you some
> > sort of affirmative message.
> > --
> > Stephen Pitts
> > email@example.com
> > webmaster - http://www.mschess.org
> > << File: myisapnp.txt >>
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