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  1. #1

    Sound card not detected in DSL 2.4.31

    I have an old machine I'd like to set up to pipe streaming music to my stereo, but DSL isn't seeing my sound card. I re-seated it in its slot and it didn't change anything.

    I've read through similar problems discussed in the forums and I've run a few programs I hoped would clear things up. Here's what I ran:

    *modprobe.snd yields:
    modprobe: Can't locate module snd

    *added snd to the end of /etc/modules (soundcore was already present)

    *alsaconf yields:
    modinfo: /lib/modules/s.4.31/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o is not owned by root
    modinfo: snd: no module by that name found
    (repeated three times)

    alsaconf also said the /var/temp/ file was missing.

    *lspci yields:
    0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 430FX - 82437FX TSC [Triton I] (rev 01)
    0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371FB PIIX ISA [Triton I] (rev 02)
    0000:00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 (rev 11)
    0000:00:0e.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c764/765 [Trio32/64/64V+] (rev 43)

    *lsmod yields:
    Module Size Used by Not tainted
    apm 9736 1 (autoclean)
    mousedev 3832 0 (unused)
    hid 22788 0 (unused)
    input 3168 0 [mousedev hid]
    usbcore 58240 0 [hid]
    cloop 39364 0 (unused)
    af_packet 13608 0 (autoclean)
    reiserfs 169584 0 (autoclean)
    ext3 64388 0 (autoclean)
    jbd 46804 0 (autoclean) [ext3]
    ntfs 50944 0 (autoclean)
    msdos 4684 0 (autoclean)
    nls_iso8859-1 2844 2 (autoclean)
    nls_cp437 4348 0 (autoclean)
    tulip 40608 1
    crc32 2816 0 [tulip]
    serial 52196 0 (autoclean)
    ieee1394 183300 0
    pcmcia_core 39840 0
    ide-cd 28768 0
    ide-scsi 9264 0
    rtc 7004 0 (autoclean)

    From what I can see, it's simply not detecting the card. The sound card is a Reveal SC400 rev 3 (as printed on the chips on the card itself). As this machine is an old hand-me-down, I've got none of the documents or manuals.

    I'm a new Linux user hoping to learn the ropes. In a DOS environment I'd know where to look to see where the card should be detected, but Linux is a new language to me. I'd like to get this little thing licked so I can go back to playing with Xubuntu on my bigger machine.

    Can anyone give me some help getting the sound running on this old beast?

  2. #2
    sydneygb, I dug around a bit to find THIS on THIS page for ya. It is a bit over my head but I figured any little bit of info may help ya. Good luck with it. Not a lot there to work with

    Reveal SC400 rev 3 - Google Search
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