Any way to probe snd card?

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Thu Feb 15 16:14:29 UTC 2007

Gary Kline wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 11:28:05PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 10:51:08PM -0800, Garrett Cooper wrote:
>>> 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)?
>> 	This is strange.  A couple hours ago I kldloaded a few modules
>> 	and saw that the card was my missing AWE64.  Now, when I load
>> 	snd_sb16, it looks like an ISA SB 16.  It could be either.
>> 	Note that if I load just snd_sb.ko, cat'ing /dev/sndstat returns
>> 	zip.
>> 	Still trying...
> 	Interesting: I scripted them ALL in and ind that there are TWO
> 	sound cards::
> pcm0: <SB16 DSP 4.16> at io 0x240 irq 9 drq 1:5 bufsz 4096 kld snd_sb16
> (1p/1r/0v channels duplex default)
> pcm1: <AD1816> at io 0x500 irq 5 drq 0:3 bufsz 8192 kld snd_ad1816
> (1p/1r/0v channels duplex)
> 	Suggestions?
>> 	gary
>>> -Garrett

Not 100% sure, but it looks like your soundcard involves the sb driver 
and there might be a separate driver for your card:



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