Bug 80884 - redhat-config-sound is broken on Cyrix
redhat-config-sound is broken on Cyrix
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 83234
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-soundcard (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Blocks: 79578
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Reported: 2003-01-01 15:37 EST by Alan Cox
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:50:50 EST
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Description Alan Cox 2003-01-01 15:37:20 EST
Description of problem:

redhat-config-sound reports a disabled Kahula 5530 audio system. This is wrong.
The 5520/5530 audio is soundblaster16, it is supported by Linux.
redhat-config-sound seems to be making wrong decisions

Worse still it has
   no --help
   no dialog option to configure manually
   no /usr/share/doc/ files

turning it from merely an annoyance, into a complete showstopper
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-01-02 09:11:05 EST
Hmm, redhat-config-soundcard gets it's probing information from kudzu.  What is
the PCI id of the card?  Maybe it's kudzu's pcitable that is confused.  Or is
this   an ISA card?
Comment 2 Alan Cox 2003-01-02 10:22:55 EST
See email reply, but now bugzilla is back

- Cyrix 5520/5530 is a PCI audio interface with no IRQ or I/O driven by "magic"
Soundblaster emulation. 

I suspect krudzu is seeing the 5530 is a multimedia/audio class PCI device with
no I/O or IRQ and assuming it is "disabled". Thats a bug but not the big bug.
The bigger bug IMHO is that given a disabled PCI sound device
redhat-config-sound then doesn't offer the chance to configure ISA audio.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-01-07 11:45:30 EST
Yeah, redhat-config-soundcard doesn't have a way to configure ISA cards at the
moment.  I won't get to this for GinGin, so we are still shipping sndconfig.  I
hope to get this done for the next release.

Having said that, I'm not sure what I can do about this for GinGin.  Any ideas?
Comment 4 Alan Cox 2003-01-07 12:39:32 EST
If we are still shipping sndconfig (I didnt realise we were ?) then I guess for
no PCI card
or for PCI and disabled display info about sndconfig in the dialog

"Your sound card does not appear to be PCI and we cannot automatically configure it
 for you. You may be able to configure it by hand using the 'sndconfig' tool'

Comment 5 Brent Fox 2003-01-14 17:40:52 EST
Yeah, sndconfig is going to stick around until I make redhat-config-soundcard
work with ISA cards.  I'll have to see if I have any cards here that demonstrate
this behavior.  I need to know what kudzu thinks this card is before I can
notify the user that the card isn't a real PCI card.
Comment 6 Brent Fox 2003-02-05 16:25:45 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 83234 ***
Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:50:50 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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