Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124784
FC2 install doesn't detect CS4237B sound chip
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:45:43 EDT
I installed Fedora Core 2 on a Dell Latitude CPi D266XT laptop, and it did not detect the
sound card (a Crystal CS4237B chip on the motherboard's ISA bus) nor provide me any way
to configure the chip via GUI. It also placed nothing sound-related into '/etc/
The "Soundcard Detection" program, when run, displays a dialog saying "No soundcards
were detected." then exits.
'lspci -v' shows nothing about the sound card, of course, because it's ISA. I had gotten the
sound to work under SuSE 9.0 by putting these lines into '/etc/modprobe.conf':
alias snd-card-0 snd-cs4236
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
options snd-cs4236 port=0x530 irq=5 dma1=1 dma2=0 mpu_port=0x330 mpu_irq=7
cport=0x210 fm_port=0x388 isapnp=0
(So far I haven't gotten it to work under FC2 at all, but that's not an issue for this bug
I understand that the Soundcard Detection program does not handle ISA cards, but it
should say so, and the FC2 installer should be able to detect this card.
This issue may be related to bug 88103.
The installer does not (and will not) have ISA detection logic; it
just has the same logic as system-config-soundcard.
If it's ISAPnP, the failure is known; marking as a duplicate.
If it's just plain ISA, it's not supported for automatic configuration.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 115885 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.