Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116279
(ALSA) Request for ISAPNP identifiers
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
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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-
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to configure sound on a Gateway Solo 2500 laptop or other
system with a "legacy" soundcard.
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
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
<heh> You're gonna love this... nothing. It just gave me another
-> 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?
Michael: That's more of a kernel question. Perhaps you should change
the component of this bug to the kernel.
Okay, if you think that would be best.
I'm just trying to let you folks know that Sound is broken on these
Request for status: Has any progress been made towards getting the
Kernel to export ISAPnP IDs?
Actually, this should be better in current development kudzu packages.