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   I have an OpTi 930 that I am trying to get working in Linux, but I really don't know enough about Linux yet to get any futhur.  I have read all the Sound HOWTOs and the readme.linux, readme.cards, etc.

   I think Linux is detecting my card, but I can't seem to use it, since its not listed as an audio device (I have attached the output of /dev/sndstat below).

Any ideas on how to get Linux to recognize the card would be
appreciated.

(output of /dev/sndstat)
Sound Driver:3.5.4-960630 (Fri Mar 28 19:37:45 CST 1997 root,
Linux genghis-khan 2.0.29 #5 Wed Mar 26 18:19:04 CST 1997 i486)
Kernel: Linux genghis-khan 2.0.29 #7 Fri Mar 28 20:04:20 CST 1997 i486
Config options: 0

Installed drivers:
Type 19: MAD16/Mozart (MSS)
Type 20: MAD16/Mozart (MPU)
Type 1: OPL-2/OPL-3 FM

Card config:
MAD16/Mozart (MSS) at 0x530 irq 5 drq 1,0
(MAD16/Mozart (MPU) irq 9 drq 0)
OPL-2/OPL-3 FM at 0x388 drq 0

**** - I noticed the parans (), and from the HOWTO, I assume this means that I configured this device, but it was not detected.  Now, since the 1st card on the list is not in parans (), does this mean its been detected?

Audio devices:

**** - I would also assume that having nothing here is bad.

Synth devices:
0: Yamaha OPL-3

Midi devices:

Timers:
0: System clock

Mixers:

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Here's the sound part of my dmesg output.

Sound initialization started
MAD16 / Mozart: Invalid MIDI port 0x0
<Yamaha OPL3 FM> at 0x388
Sound initialization complete
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I've got the same sound card and managed to have it work under slackware linux...
Maybe the problem is that your card can be configured  either as a sbpro compatible or as a microsoft sound system compatible...
This can be done using the sndinit program in c:\opti930
Use this program to check the settings for your card and the mode in which your card is configured...
After, you have to recompile your kernel using the correct kernel options corresponding to the settings of your card... Try both in WSS or SBpro mode, and you should be able to get a config that works....
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