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[ale] AdLib card -> no /dev/audio?



the dumping utility will give you the setup information you will need for
isapnp (which would later go under /etc for your ISA pnp configuration),
and isapnp runs just before you'd insert your module (for sound, in this
case).  Basicly, you need to 'probe' the PnP card, because it dosn't have
any set irq or baseport/etc that is availible for use by drivers/etc.
after a probe, the card will have all of it's addresses set up and then
can be accessed.  I used a SB16 PnP card with Linux in this manner for a
long time.  The same goes for network cards, and some other hardware.
Beware, however, that some 'windows hardware' that is PnP also is
driver-dependant, like USR's big WinModem flop.


Josh Murrah, jmurrah at salug.org, http://www.salug.org/~jmurrah, ICQ 4613433
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On Thu, 20 Nov 1997, Dave wrote:

> I tried ISAPNP with my card.  I used the exact same configuration that I
> had in windows (i rebooted to keep those values when I PNPDUMP'd) 
> 
> My card is the chipset of an OPTi 82C931 (PnP).  The sound drivers that
> come by default in the 2.0.32 source (or any other source for that matter)
> dont support this card, and OPTi dosen't seem to have any linux drivers for
> it <*surprise!*>
> 
> Ok, here's the problem.  I'm utterly confused about what to do.  Do I need
> to download something like ossfree and make modules out of that for my card
> and then use the ISAPNP?  My sound card says its compatible with the Sound
> Blaster chipset...but when I try this ( default drivers in the 2.0.32
> source ), /dev/sndstat dosent list anything under the 'audio' field.  I was
> thinking about buying a cheap card just to replace it, a la my last
> posting.  
> 
> If any one could clear ANY of this up it would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> -dave
> 
> ----------
> > From: tko at westgac3.dragon.com
> > To: jak at jhk.com
> > Cc: ale at cc.gatech.edu
> > Subject: Re: [ale] AdLib card -> no /dev/audio?
> > Date: Thursday, November 20, 1997 11:06 AM
> > 
> > Joe Knapka writes:
> > > 
> > > Hey, folks,
> > > 
> > > Has anyone managed to get a SIIG SoundWave 1000 board to
> > > work properly under Linux? The card is ISA PnP, and claims to be
> > > AdLib, SoundBlaster 16, and WSS-compatible; it's got an OPL-3
> > > FM chip. I have read and re-read the the sound HOWTO and the
> > > driver docs, which basically say, "Do thus-and-so for MSS-compatible
> > > cards." However, when I do this, /dev/audio is nonfunctional - I can
> > > send data to it (cat linus.au > /dev/audo), but nothing comes out
> > > of the speakers. I can still play CDs, though. Neither the AdLib
> > > nor the SoundBlaster drivers work at all (not surprising, I
> > > guess).
> > > 
> > > This is under 2.0.30 on a Cyrix-based machine. Annoyingly
> > > enough, the card works flawlessly under both NT and Warp 4.
> > > 
> > > Anyway, if someone just happens to have one of these cards
> > > working, I'd like to know how you did it.
> > 
> > I don't have that particular card, but I do have PNP cards. Have you
> tried the
> > PNP utilities,"pnpdump & isapnp" ? The first one probes all PNP cards on
> your
> > system and produces a configuration file. You edit the file and select
> the
> > options for your machine. Then you use isapnp to configure those cards.
> They
> > work like a champ. As far as options go, if you don't know what to
> select, use
> > the same parameters that Win-NT uses for the card.
> > 
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