Sound card

What exactly do I have to do to setup my PCI sound card in suse 6.2? They say I don't have to recompile the kernel so what do it do?
Thanks jesse
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I say, get the latest kernel and recompile it according to your Sound card properties. In my knowledge that if suse didn't configure your soundcard on the fly, its not going to configure it for you if you don't compile it with the kernel.

Also in the kernel there is a option to enable your sound card. Just enable that and set in the properties ie. I/O, DMA etc.

Hope this works.

laeuchliAuthor Commented:
They void my tech support If I recompile. They state that you don't need to do this. How do I do it??
Try sndconfig as root. If your card is a plug and play card you may need to use isapnp before sndconfig will find your card.

If you are using Enlightenment or KDE, you will also need to enable system sounds in the control menu for your GUI. In both cases this is just a checkbox.

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laeuchliAuthor Commented:
sndconfig is redhat. I have suse.
Try finding all programs that contain sound /snd and config. (or just find *config). One of those should give you an idea. Look up the man pages/manuals/guides that ship with your system. I use Redhat personally, but in this case what I would recommend is RTM.
They have probably compiled modules for the sound support, and you'll have to do some editing of your /etc/modules.conf or /etc/conf.modules (whichever your system calls it) to get the modules loaded.  You may be able to find some specific information under /usr/src/linux/Documentation/sound, if the kernel source was provided.  That'll be the biggest step in the right direction, I think.  Without knowing your specific sound card and settings, it's hard to say more.
laeuchliAuthor Commented:
well my card is a creative sound blaster AudioPCI 64D. Its on int 11 and
its input out range is 1400-143F. Does that help?
Do you have the kernel source installed on your system?
laeuchliAuthor Commented:
How do they come to know if you recompiled?
for a soundblaster AudioPCI 64D (I do believe that's the same as the old Ensoniq AudioPCI), you should merely need to insmod the proper module.  Take a look in /lib/modules/<kernel version>/misc

I do believe you'll be using the es1371 module, so you should only need to 'insmod es1371', and you should then get a status message saying that it has been configured.  

Do a cat /proc/pci and look through the output to see if it's an es1370 or an es1371--I do believe there are different modules for each one.

Good Luck!

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