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> Soundblaster Awe32 Isa Pnp, isapnp and modprobe failures
post Jan 21 2004, 11:27 PM
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I just installed Slackware 9.1 on my box (kernel 2.4.22).

Everything is working fine, except I have no sound.
I've tried going through the Plug-and-Play-HOWTO, and I haven't had any luck.
I'm using an old SoundBlaster AWE32 card (ISA PNP (io=0x220 irq=5 dma=3 dma16=6 mpu_io=0x300)).

I've tried enabling and disabling plug-and-play in my BIOS, I've tried with and without isapnp, I even tried to use ALSA to configure the card. Nothing seems to work. I get insmod errors when the modules try to load, even with the correct IRQ/DMA/IO settings.

I'm at my wit's end, I've never had this much trouble with Linux before and I've been running it since 1993.

Any suggestions will be welcome, except maybe "try a different sound card" tongue.gif !

Thanks in advance,

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post Feb 2 2004, 11:19 AM
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Slightly off-topic, and may not be any help, but, is it possible to instal Redhat's "sndconfig" utility? I know I've used it in Debian, so i'm sure it's possible to "Alien" it to slackware. I find that utility quite useful and painless for setting up ISA soundcards.

As well, out of curiostiy, when you run "isapnp /etc/isapnp.conf", does it say it found the sound card?

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