[LUNI] Fedora Core 2 - Sound Problem / Mouse Problem
we3 at sprynet.com
Sun Aug 8 15:58:42 CDT 2004
If you check the release notes for Fedora Core you should notice that they removed sndconfig. That
was redhats utility to configure an ISA sound card. You should configure your sound card manually.
I think you need to edit /etc/modprobe.conf and add these lines:
# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-sb16
# module options should go here
# OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
# card #1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
That's from the docs at the alsa web site. Here's the link
If your card is not isapnp you may need to add an options line to you modprobe.conf it would be like
options snd-sb16 port=0x220 mpu_port=0x330 irq=5 dma8=1 dma16=5 isapnp=0
There is also an example in the comments section of the above mentioned Alsa page.
And here is the description of some of the options from
Module snd-sb16 and snd-sbawe
Module for 16-bit SoundBlaster cards: SoundBlaster 16 (PnP),
SoundBlaster AWE 32 (PnP),
SoundBlaster AWE 64 PnP
port - port # for SB DSP 4.x chip (0x220,0x240,0x260)
mpu_port - port # for MPU-401 UART (0x300,0x330), -1 = disable
awe_port - base port # for EMU8000 synthesizer (0x620,0x640,0x660)
(snd-sbawe module only)
irq - IRQ # for SB DSP 4.x chip (5,7,9,10)
dma8 - 8-bit DMA # for SB DSP 4.x chip (0,1,3)
dma16 - 16-bit DMA # for SB DSP 4.x chip (5,6,7)
mic_agc - Mic Auto-Gain-Control - 0 = disable, 1 = enable (default)
csp - ASP/CSP chip support - 0 = disable (default), 1 = enable
isapnp - ISA PnP detection - 0 = disable, 1 = enable (default)
Module supports up to 8 cards, autoprobe and ISA PnP.
Note: To use Vibra16X cards in 16-bit half duplex mode, you must
disable 16bit DMA with dma16 = -1 module parameter.
Also, all Sound Blaster 16 type cards can operate in 16-bit
half duplex mode through 8
16-bit DMA channel.
That should be all you need for your sound card. I don't know what's going on with your mouse but if
you send me your /etc/X11/xorg.conf or /etc/X11/XF86config and your /var/log/Xorg.0.log or
/var/log/XFree86.0.log I can see whether anything pops out as being wrong.
Ted J. Wagner wrote:
> Listers (Listees?),
> Last night, I installed (and then updated) Fedora Core 2 from ISOs
> downloaded and tested with the pre-installation tester. The original
> kernel is 2.6.5-1.358 and after update, is 2.6.7-1.494.2.2. There were
> 96 updates in all. It's nice to have a cable modem, as it didn't take
> long to download the ISOs or the updates.
> In both cases, I have no audio. In the latter case, the mouse also
> doesn't work.
> The sound card hardware is a SoundBlaster 16 ISA card. I know the IRQ,
> DMA channels and Address ranges to use to set it manually, as I had to
> do that for SUsE 9.1, but can't seem to locate a place to do it, in
> Fedora. All I've found is a "Detect Sound Card" app that doesn't find
> it. Why don't I just replace it? Why should I? It works *perfectly*
> in all other OS', so I'd rather spend my money on other things. Any ideas?
> The mouse is a Microsoft optical, basic wheel mouse, with no side
> buttons or anything else out of the ordinary. It is USB, with a USB to
> PS2 adapter. It worked fine in Win98, Win2k, RH8.x and 9.0, Mandrake
> 8.2 and 9.2, and in the original kernel with Fedora. I don't see any
> error messages while booting, just a mouse pointer in the middle of the
> screen that doesn't respond to anything, so I'm at a loss. BTW, I can
> boot into the previous kernel and it still works fine. Any ideas here?
> Other than these two issues, Fedora seems to work fine. There have been
> no problems with my Lexmark Z52 printer, which was a pain with RH, SUsE
> and Mandrake previously, unless I used the parallel interface. Also, my
> HP 4100CSe USB scanner works as it should.
> Thanks in advance,
> Ted Wagner
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