RE: [Fwd: Sound with Debian]
Hmm. Since Support for sound cards is part of the kernel,
and the kernel is the same in all Linux distributions,
then I would have to say: if RedHat supports it, Debian supports
it. Granted, Debian doesn't have the sndconf executable, but
that just builds a line for the modules.conf file, which
you can do by hand.
I have included the file:
Also, I notice you say "short of recompiling a kernel".
Please, please, please: Don't be afraid to recompile the kernel.
You will be doing yourself a big favor if you learn how to do it.
Also note that Debian has its own way of compiling kernels!
make sure you get the kernel-package package. Then read
the README that comes with it.
On 21-Oct-99 Kent West wrote:
> I believe this was intended for the list; accordingly I've
> forwarded it. (No need to reply to me, just to
> email@example.com, and perhaps the list.)
> "Dr. Yasha Karant" wrote:
>> I obtained your email from the Debian list on sound.
>> Short of recompiling a kernel or licensing-for-fee
>> commercial OSS, how do I support a Crystal 4232PNP
>> sound "card" (actually part of the Dell mother board)?
>> Red Hat comes with executable sound support in the distribution,
>> whereas Debian does not seem to come with such support?
>> uname -a indicates 2.0.36 . Does anybody have precompiled
>> the needed loadable kernel modules and any related utilities
>> for Debian to support this sound device?
>> Yasha Karant
>> firstname.lastname@example.org (please reply to this email address).
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To configure the Crystal CS423x sound chip and activate its DSP functions,
modules may be loaded in this order:
insmod cs4232 io=* irq=* dma=* dma2=*
This is the meaning of the parameters:
io--I/O address of the Windows Sound System (normally 0x534)
irq--IRQ of this device
dma and dma2--DMA channels (DMA2 may be 0)
On some cards, the board attempts to do non-PnP setup, and fails. If you
have problems, use Linux' PnP facilities.
To get MIDI facilities add
insmod opl3 io=*
where "io" is the I/O address of the OPL3 synthesizer. This will be shown
in /proc/sys/pnp and is normally 0x388.