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I have a sound card with an AD1816 chip.
Under RH5.1 there were no problems with this, however, since installing RH6.0 there is no sound at all.  

Linux always says "device or resource busy".  Is there any workaround for this problem?

Thanks for any answer.
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by:toneus
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Have you tried to use sndconfig (the soundconfig tool) to resetup your soundcard ??

Ton
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by:bernardh
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some variable names have changed from 2.0.x to 2.2.5 kernels.try to edit the /etc/conf.modules and change 'dma=x,y' to 'dma=x dma2=y' or to 'dma=x dma16=y' (for SB16 compatible sound cards).
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by:ppblue
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The sound card configuration was the first I tried...useless.

bernard:
The values were already configured as you mention, in my file.

The problem remains:
I still get the"device or resource busy" message during startup.  IRQ and DMA are set as specified by the manufacturer.
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by:WhiteFalcon022100
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I think the problem is the same I have had with my sound card.
In the new Kernel there is the OSS fully implemented and you tried to initialyse the sound card two times.

One time you have configured the sound card in teh kernel, and so it tries two initialise the sound card with the kernel.
The second time you initialise the sound card with your isapnp.conf. Try to edit your isapnp.conf that it do not try to initalise the sound card.

Then it should work.


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by:bernardh
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try the advanced linux sound architecture. this has fixed many sound configuration woes as many sound cards are supported.

 download three files (driver, library and utils) from www.alsa-project.org.

installation is a flash. documentation and everything can be found on the site.

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nirsim earned 200 total points
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Hi There,

  Try the following procedure:

1. goto /etc
2. look for a file called isapnp.conf
3. if it's there, edit it. If not, it could be copied from a location
    in /usr/[somepath] (do a find to get it)
4. add the following line to the start of it
    (LDVERIFY N)
5. now run sndconfig again

this should solve the problem, it usually helped me.

Best regards,
  Nir Simionovich
  artNET experts, Ltd
  Israel
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by:freesource
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Sometimes when you see this "device or resource busy", it means exactly that.  Unless other hardware is using the same IRQ as the sound card, another possiblity is that there is already a program running utilizing the sound card.  For instance: Network Audio System (NAS) is running as a daemon.
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by:high_flyer021700
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hey!

this really sounds stupid but i did it this way....i installed 5.2...ran sndconfig...got the sound thing configured....copied the /etc/conf.modules file to windows partition...installed 6.1....overwrote conf.modules to /etc/...

tiresome...hey...it works...
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by:ppblue
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I am afraid that all the suggestions did not work. I would like to close the problem for the moment and wait until the next upgrade to see what happens.

Thank you all.
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