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.
This may be fixed in the pinstripe beta kernel; would you
like to test that?
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
(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)
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
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.
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.
Hardware issue it seems