Any way to probe snd card?

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Thu Feb 15 06:51:11 UTC 2007

Gary Kline wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 11:16:00PM -0500, Dak Ghatikachalam wrote:
>> On 2/14/07, Gary Kline <kline at> 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".
>> I solved most of my sound problems by taking actions reading
>> regards
>> Dak
> 	Hm.  I forgot about adding the "hints.*"; but catenating
> 	/dev/sndstat indicates that I use snd_sb16.ko and compiling that
> 	in gives me a bunch of fatal undefines.  So I added "snd_sbc"
> 	to the KERNCONF and am recompiling.  
> 	Shouldn't be this hard; this worked with REdhat, just
> 	straightaway.  ....
> 	gary

What model's the card (or what does pciconf -lv report at least)?

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