Bug 116279

Summary: (ALSA) Request for ISAPNP identifiers
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Michael St. Laurent <mikes>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Michael St. Laurent 2004-02-19 17:11:21 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
Application is unable to detect and configure the soundcard in my 
Gateway Solo 2500 Laptop.  Since sndconfig is no longer being 
supported I no longer have any way to configure the sound card on my 

Please either replace sndconfig to the distribution or add the 
ability to configure legacy sound cards to the system-config-
soundcard application.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Try to configure sound on a Gateway Solo 2500 laptop or other 
system with a "legacy" soundcard.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2004-02-20 01:10:25 UTC
sndconfig is still shipping with FC2 test 1...it's just not installed
by default.  However, I'd guess that it will not work with the 2.6
kernel so well.

Can you provide more information about the type of soundcard your
laptop has?

Comment 2 Michael St. Laurent 2004-02-20 01:29:20 UTC
Hmmm, it must have been installed on my system because I chose 
the "Everything" install option.

Frankly, sndconfig was never that good with my sound card either but 
after doing a bunch of research I discovered settings that would work.

This is a several-year-old laptop and the built-in peripherals are 
not PCI or PNP or anything that nice.  It's a NeoMagic chipset sound 
card that is OPL3 compatible.  If I set the I/O Address, DMA 
channels, IRQs, etc. to match the BIOS settings then I could get it 
to work.

I can *get* more info than this if you need it but I'll have to re-
install Red Hat 9 to do so.  Let me know if it would help.

Comment 3 Michael St. Laurent 2004-02-20 01:36:16 UTC
Ahhh, I got sndconfig to give me the list of cards on another system.

Oddly enough, the NeoMagic chipset listed does not work with my sound 
card.  I have to use the "OPL3-SA1" setting.  That and match the Base 
I/O Address, DMA and IRQ settings in the BIOS.

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2004-02-20 01:56:41 UTC
The switch to the 2.6 kernel also means that we're switching over to
ALSA from the oss sound system.  To be honest, I don't even know if
ALSA will even work with your soundcard.  I haven't been able to get
the soundcards working on any of my FC2 test 1 installs yet.  :(

As root, run this:
kudzu --probe --class=AUDIO --bus=UNSPEC

What does the output of that say?

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2004-02-20 03:59:23 UTC
kudzu will not probe non-isapnp/non-pci cards at all.
isapnp at the moment isn't being seen because the drivers aren't
exporting any ISAPnP ids.

Comment 6 Michael St. Laurent 2004-02-20 16:08:25 UTC
<heh>  You're gonna love this... nothing.  It just gave me another 

Comment 7 Michael St. Laurent 2004-02-20 16:14:22 UTC
-> Bill Nottingham:  My above comment was directed to the kudzu 

So, are the drivers being modified to export ISAPnP IDs?  Will the 
legacy cards eventually find support in the 2.6 kernel?

Comment 8 Brent Fox 2004-03-05 23:19:21 UTC
Michael: That's more of a kernel question.  Perhaps you should change
the component of this bug to the kernel.

Comment 9 Michael St. Laurent 2004-03-08 17:53:41 UTC
Okay, if you think that would be best.

I'm just trying to let you folks know that Sound is broken on these 
older cards.

Comment 10 Michael St. Laurent 2004-09-15 17:12:04 UTC
Request for status:  Has any progress been made towards getting the 
Kernel to export ISAPnP IDs?

Comment 11 Bill Nottingham 2004-09-15 21:35:13 UTC
Actually, this should be better in current development kudzu packages.