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Bug 16124 - Sound Blaster PCI128 (Ensoniq Audio PCI es1370) causes system hang!
Sound Blaster PCI128 (Ensoniq Audio PCI es1370) causes system hang!
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-08-13 19:03 EDT by Jason M. Sullivan
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-14 20:07:06 EST
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Description Jason M. Sullivan 2000-08-13 19:03:11 EDT
I've got a Cyrix MediaGX board with a Award BIOS running Red Hat 6.2 with 
the 2.2.16-3 kernel.  I've been trying to get a Sound Blaster PCI 128 
soundcard to work with it.  No luck whatsoever.

When I run sndconfig, it correctly Identifies the card, proceeds to 
attempt to play a sound, then promptly hangs the system.  When I reboot, 
the module is already in the configuration, and hangs the system when it 
loads.  Ctrl-Alt-Del won't even work, I have to hit the reset button.

No relevant messages appear in /var/log/messages, unfortunately.
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 2000-08-14 15:48:32 EDT
This may be fixed in the pinstripe beta kernel; would you
like to test that?
Comment 2 Alan Cox 2000-08-14 16:13:27 EDT
I'd guess the card also doesnt work in windows ? If so then this bug is filed in
the wrong place. The problem is sndconfig should not write a new conf.modules
until _after_ it has tested the card actually works. That would remove this
silly problem.

(As background the es1370 chip at least doesnt work in some PCI setups - notably
the Alpha boxes have trouble hence my suspicion its hw related)
Comment 3 Jason M. Sullivan 2000-08-14 18:01:47 EDT
I don't know if the card works under Windows or not (I suppose I can take it 
over to a friend's house :-) ).  Is it good enough to try the card in a 
different machine, or should I go all the way and put it on the system in 

Could this be a BIOS iss
Comment 4 Alan Cox 2000-08-15 06:56:25 EDT
Try it in another box (just in case you got a dud board) - might as well. If it
works in those but not
in yours (try a different slot too) then I would suspect its hardware here.
Comment 5 Jason M. Sullivan 2000-08-19 20:02:47 EDT
I had already tried different slots in the linux box, no change.

I just gave it a whirl on a Windows box a friend brought over, and everything 
seemed to work just fine.
Comment 6 Alan Cox 2002-12-14 20:07:06 EST
Hardware issue it seems

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