Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72045
redhat-config-soundcard-0.9.9-3: fails to detect CS4236 chip
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
Does not detect the on-board CS4236 sound system of my PR440FX based dual
Pentium Pro workstation.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch "redhat-config-soundcard".
Actual Results: The message "No soundcards were detected" is issued.
Expected Results: "redhat-config-soundcard" should detect and configure the
CS4236 sound chip correctly.
After installing "sndconfig-0.68-4", the latter detects the CS4236 sound chip
immediately and produces a functional "/etc/modules.conf" file.
Same problem here with a cs 4232
During installation the card seems to be miss-identified. In modules.conf you
find right after installation:
alias sound-slot-1 ad1848
post-install sound-slot-1 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null
2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-1 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null
2>&1 || :
and nothing else regarding sound.
Good old sndconfig of beta null (sndconfig-0.68-4) detects the card and
configures it . modules.conf afterwards:
alias sound-slot-0 cs4232
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null
2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null
2>&1 || :
options sound dmabuf=1
alias synth0 opl3
options opl3 io=0x388
options cs4232 isapnp=1
/proc/isapnp just after installation finished:
Card 1 'CSCe825:Crystal Audio' PnP version 1.0 Product version 0.1
Logical device 0 'CSC0100:WSS/SB'
Device is not active # ## (because driver not loaded)
Port 0x534-0x534, align 0x3, size 0x4, 16-bit address decoding
Port 0x388-0x388, align 0x7, size 0x4, 16-bit address decoding
Port 0x220-0x220, align 0x1f, size 0x10, 16-bit address decoding
IRQ 5 High-Edge
DMA 1 8-bit byte-count compatible
DMA 0,3 8-bit byte-count compatible
Alternate resources 0:1
...... (more alternatives)
and in /etc/sysconfig/hwconf:
desc: "Crystal Audio:CTRL"
and some lines later:
desc: "Crystal Audio:Disabled"
desc: "Crystal Audio:WSS/SB"
A similar situation here. I've got a Creative SB AWE64 Gold (ISA card) in
a Red Hat Linux 'null' machine here.
"redhat-config-soundcard" didn't find it ('no soundcards were detected').
"sndconfig" did find the card. After some questions the following modules were
inserted by sndconfig :
awe_wave 170912 0 (unused)
sb 9332 0
sb_lib 44526 0 [sb]
uart401 8452 0 [sb_lib]
sound 73780 0 [awe_wave sb_lib uart401]
soundcore 6500 6 [sb_lib sound]
On previous installations - e.g. Red Hat Linux 7.3 - sound always worked
without any trouble.
(forgot to mention : tried "redhat-config-soundcard-1.0.1-1")
I've got a dell latitude Cpi D300 XT, sndconfig on RH7.3 and null, don't
find the sound card, but suggest using soundblaster.
I also installed sndconfig and got it working on the beta version
by accepting soundblaster.
Right, sndconfig had the ability to handle some ISA cards, while
redhat-config-soundcard only handles PCI cards at the moment.
I don't have any current plans to handle ISA cards in redhat-config-soundcard.
*** Bug 75014 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 77052 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 77466 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 72802 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Only handling PCI cards? One of Linux's strong points is its use on older
machines. Windows supports these sound cards seamlessly--in order to compete,
you do, too. (BTW, my dell machine that exhibits this problem is not that old.)
One more thing that needs to be added here. This is more than a configuration
problem. You cannot control the volume either with the gnome-volume-control
app, even after you configure it with the TUI app.
aric, I'm not saying that redhat-config-soundcard will never support ISA cards.
I'm just trying to be honest about what I can realistically accomplish in the
time between now and the next release.
I can't explain why the gnome-volume-control doesn't work for you. I don't
think that has to do with redhat-config-soundcard, however.
*** Bug 79061 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 80944 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Just my $0.02, I just installed 8.0 and it failed to configure my SB16 ISA card!
IMO this really needs to be fixed...my Mom would never have found the solution
to this problem :) Seriously, can a work around using sndconfig during initial
install be created as a temporary kludge until redhat-config-soundcard is up to
snconfig is there if you want to run it. Or at least it should be.