Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114442
won't recognize or configure an SB AWE64 Gold card
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:00 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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install RHEL3ES
2. run redhat-config-soundcard
soundcard not detected
soundcard detected and configured as it has been in every Red Hat
release from 6.0 through 9.
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.
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.
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