Any way to probe snd card?

Gary Kline kline at
Thu Feb 15 03:28:40 UTC 2007

On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 06:38:14PM -0800, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Gary Kline wrote:
> >	I'm pretty stunned at how well gnome2 works on my
> >	antique 400MHz backup system.  [[ gnome2-lite wouldn't go, for
> >	some reason.... [?] ]]  Anyway, I do have a sound card in this
> >	one, but which *.ko I load or compile is the question.  If 
> >	memory serves, I think this has  a Matrox card.  I've tried
> >	adding a few sound [snd_*.ko] files, but no sound.  The OSS
> >	dialogs open, but the tests produce no sound..  Would the sound
> >	card show up in dmesg if there were a sound card hiding? 
> >
> >	Any help out there?  This old box is an HP Kayak "XU/XW".
> >
> >	thanks, 
> >
> >	gary
> esound running in the background, maybe? Memory serves me correctly that 
> was gnome's sound daemon of choice (ew...).

	A cat /dev/sndstat says that my old AWE64 is there.  (I'm 
	doing a make kernel now; be done wee-hours?!)  Anyway a 
	kldload [sound|snd_sb16] and the tiny red x is beside the
	spkr in the upper right.   Still head-scratching.

	Anybody else know what's going on?


	PS: esound?  
> -Garrett
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