Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127765
Soundcard Creative Vibra16x PnP not properly configured
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:02 EST
Description of problem:
At boot, the card is detected (from dmesg):
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: SB audio device quirk - increasing port range
isapnp: Card 'Creative ViBRA16X PnP'
isapnp: 1 Plug & Play card detected total
/usr/bin/redhat-config-soundcard claims that it can detect no
soundcard. The hardware browser lists the card as an "unknown device".
Previous installations of RH-7.1 and FC-1 had no problems detecting
and configuring the card.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Fail to hear anything
Please attach your /etc/sysconfig/hwconf to this bug.
Created attachment 102111 [details]
This card should work with the snd-sb16 ALSA driver:
But it seems that there isn't enough information given by kudzu to
configure it properly. Could you attach your /etc/modprobe.conf file?
Created attachment 104024 [details]
contents of modules.conf
The file /etc/modprobe.conf was requested. There is no such file. I assume
this has replaced it.
I responded to the request as best I could, since modprobe.conf seems
to not exist in RHEL. What is needed if not this? Why is this bug
still marked "NEEDINFO" three months after I provided the info. Why
does RedHat not take their support obligations seriously and simply
leave me hanging here month after month with a piece of hardware that
worked with previous RedHat products?
Created attachment 111939 [details]
I am having the identical problem on FC3. sysconfig/hwconf shows that
the soundcard is found no problem. system-config-soundcard
inexplicably can't find the card. etc/modprobe.conf shows that it is
using the snd-sb16 module.
Please keep me posted of any fixes workarounds to this issue.
Which version of RHEL are you using?
Bill, how come this card doesn't show up as Class AUDIO?
William Kilgore, if this problem is still current for you, and you have
technical support, I would encourage you to open a call with them. They are the
best able to get time allocated for someone to fix this problem.
William Shore, could you please open a bug against the proper product version
and component? The version of the kernel, and the drivers used are different in
It wouldn't show up in RHEL 4 because the driver isn't built there. In FC3 it
should show up somewhere, I think.
Unsupported driver in RHEL4, closing.
Congratulations on a brilliant filibuster! By pissing away 10 months and then
declaring my hardware obsolete, you have successfully avoided doing a damned
thing. Yours is truly a creative solution! Again, I congratulate you!
William, if you have a problem with this card not being supported in RHEL, feel
free to bring this up with support, who will pass on your feedback to the
engineers. However, I doubt this card will get much work on given that it is
indeed obsolete, and has been so for a long while.