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My soundcard is a CS 4236 and I have been using it on various *nix distros. How do I make it recognised in Mandriva and how to configure the interface?...
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    Soundcard Recognition


    My soundcard is a CS 4236 and I have been using it on various *nix distros. How do I make it recognised in Mandriva and how to configure the interface?
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    I couldn't get anything returned when Googling your soundcard and am not familiar with it. Open a terminal and do as su:
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    lspci
    And post the output here please.

    EDIT: I found this which should help.
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    Pretty ignorant output:

    Code:
    [root@toshiba ~]# lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
    00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
    00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
    00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
    00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
    00:10.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 05)
    00:14.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems LT WinModem
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c)
    [root@toshiba ~]#
    I tried sndconfig but only to hang my PC.
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    I'm not seeing it listed. I have three distros on this PC. Ubuntu and Slackware show the driver it uses -- snd-cs4236, in /lib/modules. It is an ISA device. Do from the command line as su:
    Code:
    lsmod
    and see if snd-cs4236 is there. If it is, you should be able to configure it from the Mandriva sound utility. If it is not present when doing lsmod, then do:
    Code:
    locate snd-cs4236
    and see if it shows up in /lib/modules. If it doesn't, my guess is Mandriva did not include it by default. If it does show up, try doing:
    Code:
    modprobe snd-cs4236
    If it gets inserted with no errors, then try configuring with Mandriva sound utility. If that doesn't work, you might be able to configure it by running:
    Code:
    alsaconf
    If you still cannot find nirvana, I'd go to the computer store, get a nice Soundblaster and be done with it.
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    Output of lsmod:

    Code:
    [root@toshiba usamamuneeb]# lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    snd_cs4236             15592  0
    snd_opl3_lib            9568  1 snd_cs4236
    snd_hwdep               7396  1 snd_opl3_lib
    snd_cs4236_lib         15392  1 snd_cs4236
    snd_mpu401_uart         7520  1 snd_cs4236
    snd_rawmidi            19744  1 snd_mpu401_uart
    snd_seq_device          7052  2 snd_opl3_lib,snd_rawmidi
    snd_cs4231_lib         22432  2 snd_cs4236,snd_cs4236_lib
    snd_pcm                69892  2 snd_cs4236_lib,snd_cs4231_lib
    snd_timer              19396  3 snd_opl3_lib,snd_cs4231_lib,snd_pcm
    snd                    46276  10 snd_cs4236,snd_opl3_lib,snd_hwdep,snd_cs4236_lib,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_cs4231_lib,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    soundcore               7936  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc          8552  2 snd_cs4231_lib,snd_pcm
    sg                     30584  0
    n_hdlc                  8548  1
    ppp_synctty             8352  1
    ppp_generic            24436  5 ppp_synctty
    slhc                    6656  1 ppp_generic
    nfsd                  216100  9
    exportfs                5408  1 nfsd
    lockd                  56168  2 nfsd
    nfs_acl                 3680  1 nfsd
    usblp                  12192  0
    rpcsec_gss_krb5         8616  0
    auth_rpcgss            36576  1 rpcsec_gss_krb5
    des                    17984  0
    sunrpc                137308  6 nfsd,lockd,nfs_acl,rpcsec_gss_krb5,auth_rpcgss
    eepro100               28080  0
    mii                     5568  1 eepro100
    af_packet              17768  0
    ipv6                  237088  16
    vboxdrv                28164  0
    video                  13796  0
    thermal                11080  0
    processor              21256  1 thermal
    fan                     3908  0
    container               3840  0
    button                  5648  0
    battery                 8132  0
    ac                      4164  0
    ide_cd                 35616  0
    binfmt_misc             9704  1
    loop                   15208  0
    supermount             33968  1
    nls_utf8                2496  5
    nls_cp437               6304  5
    vfat                   10944  5
    fat                    47356  1 vfat
    dm_mirror              18960  0
    dm_mod                 49560  1 dm_mirror
    ahci                   16100  0
    ata_piix               10884  0
    libata                 60748  2 ahci,ata_piix
    scsi_mod              118824  3 sg,ahci,libata
    floppy                 55108  0
    cpufreq_ondemand        6956  0
    cpufreq_conservative     6920  0
    cpufreq_powersave       2272  0
    speedstep_lib           4388  0
    freq_table              4704  0
    intel_agp              22684  1
    agpgart                27048  1 intel_agp
    usbatm                 16256  0
    atm                    36916  1 usbatm
    uhci_hcd               20912  0
    usbcore               112960  4 usblp,usbatm,uhci_hcd
    evdev                   8672  1
    tsdev                   6880  0
    [root@toshiba usamamuneeb]#
    locate command does not exist. modprobe is done without any output. alsaconf does not exit. I shall have to install ALSA.
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    lsmod shows the driver is present. Trying to configure sound in Mandriva control center does nothing? Dumb little thing to suggest... but have you checked to see that your sould is turned up on the volume control?
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    Volume control requires something Daemon. I tried esd but no avail. tell me if I open my PC, where will I find my sound card? I mean, where is it attached on an i386 motherboard? I want the device info.
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