Re: sound on 8100
Norman Walsh wrote:
> / Peter Firmstone <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> | > Has anybody successfully installed any sound on the tecra 8100?
> Nope, but it's next on my list :-)
> | > Here is my current problem:
> | > 1) running anything but oss ; doesn't work;
> | > 2) running oss with no x & apmd killed ; works great;
> What drivers?
> | I suspect your sound card is a Yahama opl3-sa3. Have a look in your
> | boot
> | sequence or "$/bin/dmesg | more " to see what your kernel thinks the
> | sound card
> I've been trying to build sound support as a module, so I don't see
> any messages (even when I try to load the modules), but on my 8100,
> Win98 says there are two sound devices:
> Yamaha DS-XG Legacy Sound System
> (IRQ 5, DMA 01, I/O 220-22F, ...)
> Yamaha DS-XG PCI Audio CODEC
> (IRQ 11, I/O FF00-FF3F, ...)
> | Failing that tell us more about your hardware, maybe send us the output
> | of
> | /bin/dmesg.
> Any thoughts?
> Be seeing you,
> Norman Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org> | 'I have done that,' says my memory. 'I
> http://nwalsh.com/ | cannot have done that'--says my pride,
> | and remains adamant. At last--memory
> | yields.--Nietzsche
Here's a lead, I'm afraid the oss sound driver isn't suitable, your going to
have to track down the driver, I looked in the developement kernel docs
(that doesn't mean its not in there though) I couldn't see it.
Try emailing these fella's, let us know on the list how you go too.
From: David Pollack <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Yamaha DS-XG card
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 11:14:30 -0700
Well, i have DS-XG and downloaded the free sound drivers and got it
working in like 15 minutes... It automatically detected my sound card
and started working. Of course i did have to recompile the kernel so
that it didn't automatically load up a sound driver, but I think that
you can just edit the /etc/inittab file.
Gene Heskett wrote:
> Unrot13 this;
> Reply to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Gene Heskett sends Greetings to degackz ;
> > www.opensound.com (or 4front?? ) Spend $30 and spend 2 hours
> > it up and tweaking controls and you'll have sound!! good luck
> Yes, but how do we know it will work? The freebie has no support
> this card whatsoever, requiring you to off with an extra tenner to
> it. The extra tenner isn't the problem but the lack of any demo at
> spooks me, bad enough I think I'll pitch this card in the trash and
> a sounblaster or similar.
> I bought the card based on what the box said it could do, but so far
> experiments with various drivers have me convinced its the only
> the world capable of bringing linux to a halt. The end of the song
> playing, when you can get it to play one, is always, 100% of the
> locked machine, recoverable only by the reset or power switches.
> So I'll stop the bleeding, and maybe give it to some windoze user or
> > In article <378F72AB.BD1BA5F9@bigfoot.com>,
> > Steve Maughan <Steve.Maughan@bigfoot.com> wrote:
> >> Does anyone know how to set up the Yamaha DS-XG sound card under
> >> linux? I've been playing around in the sound config utility but
> >> far it hasn't worked... Any ideas would be much appreciated.
> Cheers, Gene
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