Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 9 of 9
I have an old IBM Aptiva, with a Crystal sound chip onboard (CS4237) Install detected the card as an ISA card, and offered a configuration, but would not accept it. ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Cowpens, SC
    Posts
    96

    sndconfig


    I have an old IBM Aptiva, with a Crystal sound chip onboard (CS4237) Install detected the card as an ISA card, and offered a configuration, but would not accept it. I've read a couple of readme's at Mandrake, but no luck on installing the sound drivers.

    Is there someplace I can view the configuration it offered during setup?
    If not, is there someplace I can see what resources are taken, and what is available to use with the card?

    Specs: K6-2-200 w/3D-now, MDK 9.1 as released, 96MB RAM

  2. #2
    Linux User
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Calgary, AB CANADA
    Posts
    496
    A quick search turned up this:
    http://www.hoontech.com/download/sound/driver_14.htm

    Any help to you?
    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
    Albert Einstein

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Cowpens, SC
    Posts
    96
    Well, yes and no. MDK comes with drivers that will work with the chip. My prob is in assigning resources for the chip to use. I read a real good walkthru for this specific chip, but seem to have the resources they listed used already. I'm still in the poking around phase in Linux, and haven't found a coherent source for used/available resources for devices to use. Since the chip is found as ISA/Pnp, it won't autoconfigure for me. I thnk the configuration offered during intial install was for port 543, or something like that, but didn't make note of the DMA channel or DMA packetsizes (Important, from the walkthru I'm using) or the other neccesary info.

  4. #4
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    .ro
    Posts
    16
    I have the same soundcard like you and had the same problem. Here's what I did:first I installed sndconfig(it doesn't install in the default package, you have to choose it), ran it in terminal, under root by /sbin/sndconfig and than it was all very simple, the application tests your sound card or you can choose it from a list.

  5. #5
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Cowpens, SC
    Posts
    96
    Sndconfig won't detect mine, so I have to enter parameters manually(Of the three types of cs4237 I found info on, I must have the non-PnP model)

    I looked for a url for the walkthru I'm using, but this is as close as I could get.

    So, again, where do I look to find available/used resources in MDK 9.1 I really don't think anything short of that will work.

  6. #6
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    .ro
    Posts
    16
    Actually I'm not a Linux specialist, I am new to Linux. I have RedHat 9, so my distro might have more support for soundcards than Mandrake(but I'm not at all sure abouth this). Did you ever had Windows 98 or newer on that computer and did your soundcard work well under Windows? Win98 detects mine with no problems whatsoever. If neither Windows can detect your soundcard, it could be a hardware or BIOS problem, your sound card could simply not function so it might be not about Linux but about BIOS settings. It's only my opinion, of course.

  7. #7
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Cowpens, SC
    Posts
    96
    It's an IBM box(Aptiva) The restore CD installs it fine, but that's expected. When I upgraded it to 98, I had to find drivers and install manually, but the system picked it's own parameters, and I had to edit autoexec.bat for DOS games to have sound. It used the standard 220, 5, 1 settings in win98, But I know where to look in a win enviro to get such info or input various configuartions (MSD, System Info applet, Device Manager, etc)

    Linux is sorta new to me, too.

  8. #8
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Cowpens, SC
    Posts
    96
    Finally got it to work. I had to revert the system to MDK 8.0. For some reason, the ISAPNPtools package with it was able to detect the card, and install the drivers correctly (cs4232, this time)

    MDK9.1 seems to have lost ALOT of functionality from previous releases

  9. #9
    Linux Engineer kriss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    1,113
    I remeber to have that card. It was on my old 500 mhz wich I first installed GNU/Linux on

    I also remeber to having some problems with it, but I think that later "sndconfig" versions handled the problems very smoothly

    A little off-topic

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •