Bug 114442 - won't recognize or configure an SB AWE64 Gold card
won't recognize or configure an SB AWE64 Gold card
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: redhat-config-soundcard (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2004-01-28 02:24 EST by Ronald Cole
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-02 10:57:23 EST
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Description Ronald Cole 2004-01-28 02:24:48 EST
Description of problem:
After a full install of RHEL3ES with "everything" (all packages),
my SB AWE64 Gold ISA card is not recognized and configured with 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  install RHEL3ES
2.  run redhat-config-soundcard
Actual results:
soundcard not detected

Expected results:
soundcard detected and configured as it has been in every Red Hat 
release from 6.0 through 9.

Additional info:
Looking at the hardware compatibility page for RHEL3, it doesn't 
appear that *any* soundcard is supported!  However, RHEL2.1 lists the 
SB AWE64 as certified compatible.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2004-02-02 10:57:23 EST
redhat-config-soundcard and RHEL 3 do not support ISA soundcards.  

The only suggestion that I could give you is to install the
kernel-unsupported RPM from your RHEL 3 cd.  That will install the
kernel module for that soundcard.  

Then download the sndconfig RPM from RHL 9 at

That should configure modules.conf for that driver.  However, please
be aware that this is offically unsupported.  
Comment 2 Ronald Cole 2004-02-02 15:54:01 EST
Ah!  So *that's* what Red Hat meant by "generally RHEL is a superset 
of RHL" in its RHEL3 migration whitepaper ("generally" can be such a 
corporate weasel-word).  Well, since I'm now in the market for a PCI 
soundcard for my "Professional Workstation" (which is barely three 
years old), which ones *are* certified compatible with RHEL3?  As I 
indicated above, your RHEL3 hardware compatibility page doesn't wax 
nostalgic at all, and it does seems incongruent of Red Hat to support 
a redhat-config-soundcard utility if no soundcards are supported at 

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