Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70928
GUI Can't Config non-PNP ISA Sound Card
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
redhat-config-soundcard tries to detect a soundcard, but if it fails to detect
one, will not let you configure it by hand--you must invent your own
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install SoundBlaster clone ISA card, jumpered to particular settings.
2. Run redhat-config-soundcard
3. redhat-config-soundcard displays "No sound card detected" and quits.
Actual Results: sndconfig simply crashed upon launching, so it was no help.
Ultimately, I ended up piecing together workable /etc/modules.conf entries from
newsgroup archives, so it CAN be done.
Expected Results: I would have liked to see some of sndconfig's old behavior
when autodetect is not possible--choose from the following non-PNP sound card,
enter the interrupt, the mio, blah, blah, blah, and hit "test" and hear Linus
With sndconfig I get it into a loop, it says that "An error occurred opening
/dev/audio" and returns to the Card Settings window, the Cancel button don't work.
There's no time left for this release to make redhat-config-soundcard work with
ISA non-PNP cards. I have to be honest with you, given our current ratio of
things that need to be done to engineers actually working on them, I doubt that
building support for ISA non-PNP sound cards will ever become a priority.
If sndconfig hung or crashed for you, please file a separate bug against that.
Thanks for your report.