I finally got my (onboard) ISA sound card working late last night - waahoo ! I told
the BIOS that the OS was non-pnp, ran "/sbin/pnpdump -c > /tmp/isapnp.tmp" and
then "/sbin/isapnp /tmp/isapnp.tmp". As far as I understand, this woke the card
up and configured the OS to see it. I didn't copy the config file to /etc where it is
supposed to belong.
Then I tried loading a module to recognise it, only to discover that there was no
suitable one. Luckily SuSE include a full version of OSS which recognised the
card immediately. As if by magic the sound was working.
Just a few questions :
1) since I didn't copy the isapnp config file to /etc (and since the sound has worked
after subsequent reboots) does this mean that the card only needed to be
configured once ?
2) or, does OSS not need to go through the isapnp bit ?
3) my PCI 3C595 has now stopped working - could this berelated ? It used to be
a bit intermittent - I think it had to be warm booted for it to work, but now it won't
work at all. I even set the BIOS back to use a pnp OS but still no joy. I can stick
in another card, but my linux config skills may not be up to getting it recognised.
According to ifconfig the card is up, but even if I ping the other machine it reports
no traffic, no errors, no nothing.
Any ideas ?
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