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I am running Caldera Openlinux 2.3 with the latest stable kernel (2.2.14) and KDE 1.12

my hardware includes a soundblaster AWE64 Pnp card that I cant get working for the life of me.

My question is: how to set up the soundcard without using modules or OSS.
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by:rex007
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You have the same sound card I have.
I had no problem installing it by running setup from the command line (not in the graphic interface) and using the setup sound card that's there.
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by:gooberis
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you ran a setup of...?
can you be more specific, I am new to linux.

thanks
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by:smile040800
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Hi,
Without using oss modules you can get awe64 pnp card working in 16bit.

In your bios put isa/pnp os installed to "no"
Then in linux modprobe sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1
should get the card working.
The values here are only examples. Check the values in windows
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by:gooberis
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that would be a nice smile but I have to run things without modules. I will however try the bios setting and see what I get.
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by:x25
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 either one of the following three:

1) Migrating Modules into the kernel by recompiling: This is very hard, although it will run your SB well and you will get a faster booting performance.

2) Configuring Loadable Modules: This is what all people choose, just run '# sndconfig'.

3) Using that way smile stated in the first place, i never tried it, but it will be a crime to hear 2pac with 16 bit.

 Choose The Second One, this is what i do, sndconfig will setup your SB64 in seconds.

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by:psimation
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rex007 meant, when you are at the command prompt, just type "setup", this will bring up a utility to setup the sound card (amongst others), you will notice that it also has a utility to setup X...
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Have a look at
http://www.linuxnewbie.org/ 

i hope u find the right driver and the documentation of how to install it.

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