Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124003
FC2 Final does not configure AWE64 ISA PNP sound card
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:45:25 EDT
Description of problem:
AWE 64 PNP not configured via Fedora Core 2 (final) at install time.
The kernel detects the AWE card but kudzu does not detect it and
there is no reference to it in /etc/sysconfig/hwconf. There is
nothing configured for it in /etc/modprobe.conf either.
system-config-soundcard says no sound cards are detected
Manually loading the driver via:
detects the card and loads the drivers but that does not configure it
properly to play any sound....
I tried fresh full install of FC2 on two different machines (both
with an ISA AWE 64 PNP card) with same results. This is the output of
the kernel startup referencing the detection of the card:
May 20 00:35:45 Linuxworks kernel: isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
May 20 00:35:45 Linuxworks kernel: pnp: SB audio device quirk -
increasing port range
May 20 00:35:45 Linuxworks kernel: pnp: AWE32 quirk - adding two
May 20 00:35:45 Linuxworks kernel: isapnp: Card 'Creative SB AWE64
May 20 00:35:45 Linuxworks kernel: isapnp: 1 Plug & Play card
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 2 (final) fresh full install
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fresh FC2 final on a system with an AWE 64 PNP ISA sound
AWE 64 ISA pnp card not configured and plays no sound
/etc/modprobe.conf configured for AWE64 PNP ISA sound card
and correct playing of sound
Both of these machines were running Fedora Core 1 fine and both of
the sound cards worked fine under FC 1.
I had reported this on the testers mailing list and Alan Cox replied:
"It isnt autoconfigured for ISA devices any more, but should work if
you sent ALSA up by hand. (I'm of the opinion isapnp audio ought to be
However, I don't know how... I've looked at the alsa-utils README,
and it talks about alsaconf but that utility isn't provided by the RPM!
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 115885 ***
To the original poster:
I have the same card on an old (1999) ASUS P5A (ALI Alladin V) board
with a K6/2-350 Mhz. Tonight after playing for several hours I've
found out that the SB is actually working after "modprobe snd-sbawe"
command - but it is mute. To hear actual sound start 'alsamixer' and
unmute/raise the volume for any of the interfaces that are required to
play sound 'PCM', 'Master Playback' , 'Playback' .. For me it was the
'PCM'. After that I was able to hear sound played by the 'aplay' utility.
I hope this help. I spend quite a lot of time to figure it out so I
guess its worth saving someone elses time :)
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.