Sound under RedHat 6.0 doesn't work
Posted on 1999-07-06
I installed RedHat 6.0 on my system and everything worked out fine. However, when I use the included sndconfig utility to configure sound support, I ran into a problem. After selecting the correct card (Aztech Sound Galaxy Washington 16) and setting all of the settings (IRQ's, DMA's, etc.) to the correct values (I quadruple-checked the values under Windows 95 under System Properties in the Device Manager), and clicking OK to test the configuration by playing a sample sound, I get an error message titled "modprobe":
The following error occured running the modprobe program:
/lib/modules/2.2.5-15/misc/sgalaxy.o: invalid parameter mpu_io
sound: Device or resource busy
I know for sure (from the Win95 Device Manager, anyway) that the MPU IO setting is correct. Even if I change it to the other MPU IO option, the same error occurs. I've tried using alternate soundcard selections (such as MAD16 or WSS) which generate similar errors. The only soundcard selections that seem to work are the Sound Blaster ones, but when these are used, only CD audio and a few select .wav files will play correctly while all other .wav files, .mp3 files, etc. will play, but all I hear is static. Again, with the SB selection, some sound works, most doesn't (which is why I need to use the correct soundcard settings, I figure).
What generates the above error, how could it be resolved, how can I get correct sound support under RedHat 6.0?