Re: sound card
On 28-Aug-98 email@example.com wrote:
> On 28 Aug, Brian Morgan wrote:
>> Running debian 2.0 / 2.0.34 (stable) and having trouble getting my sound
>> card to work. I can get the cd rom player in X to run, but not through
>> the sound card. I didn't see anything in the device drivers setup when
>> I installed debian, and wasn't sure how else to get it to work. It's a
>> creative labs soundblaster awe64e. I installed all the sound files in
>> the debian setup (using the easy to use custom menu for setting up:
>> WORKS GREAT!!!), but it still isn't working.
>> Any thoughts?
>> Brian Morgan
>> BTW, nice job to all you developers out there who made vast improvements
>> to the debian 2.0 setup. So much easier now than in the frozen
>> version! I installed everything I needed right from the start
>> (including x, samba, and mucho other packages . . .no problem!) Look
>> out NT!
> You'll need to patch the kernel source and compile a custom kernel;
> fortunately, this is a) not hard, and b) well documented in the Sound
> Blaster AWE HOWTO, by our very own Marcus Brinkmann and c) there are
> Debian packages for everything you'll need.
> (or search Yahoo for "Sound Blaster AWE HOWTO" - the first 22 matches
> are to copies of the HOWTO)
> This HOWTO made the difference for me - I needed to replace my sound
> card, as the old one bumps into my SIMM slots. The options were yank
> half of my RAM (which I had just bought) or replace the sound card, so I
> went shopping, and Marcus' excellent HOWTO was the deciding factor in my
> getting a SoundBlaster 64 AWE. Read the HOWTO, follow it, and yell for
> help if you get stuck.
> Stephen Ryan Debian GNU/Linux
> Mathematics graduate student, Dartmouth College
it's half true, sb awe64 need this patch to use advance midi part of the sb.
you can set your card without this patch (like i did) with isapnp (config file
created by pnpdump) and u need to select the sb16 driver in the sound section
but in module, not built in. in this way, isapnp will be call before loading
the sb driver.
so if u read the howto on sb16 or sbawe64, u should find infos on the isapnp
and kernel config.