coyote at u.washington.edu
Thu Mar 4 15:16:41 PST 1999
I've been messing with my sound card for quite a while. This is a CL
AWE64 (ISA), and worked flawlessly under S.u.S.E 5.3. All I had to do was
recompile with sound support, and bam- it worked.
Since I've had Debian though, I've been unable to get it working under a
number of methods. I've read the AWE- mini HOWTO, and it says that you
MUST compile sound as a module for this card, and either use isapnptools,
or the kernel plug and play patch.
I'm using kernel 2.2.1, that includes (presumably) similar plug and play
support. I've tried using the card with pnp enabled, without and using
isapnp, and both ways as a loadable module. Nothing seems to work. The
closest I've gotten is getting it to load as a module. In that case, it
seems to load *some* of the modules (using modprobe -a sound), but not all
of them, specifically 'sb'. when I try to load that one it gives me an
error (which unfortunately I cannot remember exactly :/) that indicates a
resource the module wants is already in use. the IRQ it is supposed to be
using (IRQ 5) is shown as free in /proc, and the i/o ranges as well.
The only thing I've changed hardware wise on the machine since the sound
card worked, is adding a modem (IRQ 3 i/o 02f8), which *shouldn't*
conflict with the default i/o ranges the card wants.
That card continues to work perfectly in that "other" OS, so it is
so my questions:
1. do you *really* need to load sound as a module with 2.2.x kernels?
2. what is the best way to determine where/if there is a resource
3. should I use isapnptools or kernel pnp?
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