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Hello to all! I am a true newbie to the world Linux and want to get into it badly! I am having difficulty trying to install a soundcard. It is ...
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    How to install hardware


    Hello to all!

    I am a true newbie to the world Linux and want to get into it badly! I am having difficulty trying to install a soundcard. It is a creative labs card and I cannot seem to find how to install undetected hardware. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Fred

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    Once your sound card is phycally plugged, post the output of :
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i audio
    and the exact model of the card.
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    Does it mater that it is a ISA card? Specifically an Soundblaster 16?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fstemp
    Does it mater that it is a ISA card? Specifically an Soundblaster 16?
    ISA cards work nice, no problem there.

    The module for your card shoud be called "snd-sb16".

    You can modprobe it :
    Code:
    modprobe snd-sb16
    And then check out what Mandriva think of it :
    Code:
    dmesg | tail
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    I typed lspci -i snd-sb16 and it displayed:

    00.00.0 Class 0600: 110:0598 (rev 03)

    and much more. Am I configured now?

    Thanks for all your time with me!

    Fred

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    Quote Originally Posted by fstemp
    I typed lspci -i snd-sb16
    I think you mixed up a few things here. Just read again my last post, and the one before. There are 3 separates commands.
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    Okay following each step I get the following results:

    Code:
    [fred@localhost ~]$ lspci | grep -i audio snd-sb16
    grep: snd-sb16: No such file or directory
    [fred@localhost ~]$
    Code:
    [fred@localhost ~]$ modprobe snd-sb16
    bash: modprobe: command not found
    [fred@localhost ~]$
    Code:
    [fred@localhost ~]$ dmesg | tail
    ide: failed opcode was: unknown
    hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
    hda: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
    ide: failed opcode was: unknown
    hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
    hda: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
    ide: failed opcode was: unknown
    hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
    hda: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
    ide: failed opcode was: unknown
    [fred@localhost ~]$
    Like I said I'm as new as can be. lol Thanks again for your help!

    Fred

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    Ok, you need to be root first.

    So type :
    Code:
    su
    and then your password (that won't appear as you type it).

    Then you can use modprobe :
    Code:
    /sbin/modprobe snd-sb16
    And check the output of
    Code:
    dmesg | tail
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    Got this now:

    Code:
    [fred@localhost ~]$ su
    Password:
    [root@localhost fred]# lspci | grep -i audio snd-sb16
    grep: snd-sb16: No such file or directory
    [root@localhost fred]# /sbin/lspci | grep -i audio snd-sb16
    bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory
    grep: snd-sb16: No such file or directory
    [root@localhost fred]# /sbin/modprobe snd-sb16
    FATAL: Error inserting snd-sb16 (/lib/modules/2.6.12-12mdk-i586-up-1GB/kernel/sound/isa/sb/snd-sb16.ko.gz): No such device
    [root@localhost fred]# dmesg | tail
    hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
    hda: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
    ide: failed opcode was: unknown
    Sound Blaster 16 soundcard not found or device busy
    In case, if you have AWE card, try snd-sbawe module
    hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
    hda: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
    ide: failed opcode was: unknown
    Sound Blaster 16 soundcard not found or device busy
    In case, if you have AWE card, try snd-sbawe module
    [root@localhost fred]#
    If I understand the display, I am missing a driver file and it thinks the card is not plugged in?

    Thanks again!

    Fred

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    Ok, what is the output of
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i audio
    ?
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