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I just installed a totally new version of Red Hat 5.1, and I am trying to recompile the kernel for sound, but I can not seem to get the sound to work. I know my sound card is supported.  Any suggestions?
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What sound card? What messages do you get from the kernel concerning the sound driver?
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I am getting no messages at all. I am trying to do it in X Windows. I have enabled all sound cards, but it does not seem to work. I know my sound card is Sound Blaster compatible... I might be Sound Blaster Awe (16)
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You need to find out exactly what chipset the card has (you'll have to open the case and take a look at the chip), then I would suggest looking at the Sound-HOWTO if you have it or at the documents in /usr/src/linux/drivers/sound. If the card is plug and play there are other problems you may have to address. Also be aware that Sound Blaster compatible in  Dos/Windows does not mean that the Sound Blaster driver in linux will work with the card. You might take a look at http://www.bright.net/~dlphilp/linux_soundapps.html for more information
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You need the awe driver extensions, and isapnp tools (you can find the URL to them on the AWE HOWTO), then you need to recompile the Kernel with sound support as MODULE!!!!.
For more detailed info take a look at the AWE HOWTO found either on the cd-rom of your Linux or at sunsite.
After recompiling the Kernel you have to poke the SoundCard with modifying the boot file and making the isapnp tools wake up the card before the module loads!!!
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