Re: [linux-audio-user] no sound card

From: michel levy <michel.levy@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Wed Jul 06 2005 - 13:14:14 EEST

Christoph Eckert wrote:
> Hmmm, ISA. I know that alsaconf can handle some ISA cards, but
> maybe yours needs manual adjusting.

You have indicated the good solution, but unfortunately alsaconf was not
in the package alsa-utils (contrary to the documentation).

In order to have alsaconf, I have received an excellent suggestion of
Nicolas Kowalski (VERIMAG Grenoble) :
- download the source of the package alsa-utils-1.0.6
- rpm -i alss-utils-1.0.6.src.rpm which put alsa-util.spec in the
directory /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
- comment the line of alsa-util.spec containing rm alsaconf (and the
following line after \)
- rebuild the package : rpmbuild -bb alsa-util.spec
the package can be found in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386 (for my machine)
- install it with the options -i --force

With alsaconf, it's easy to find the good card (sb8) : all was nearly
automatically done. I had only to select this choice of driver between
the drivers for sound chips on an ISA bus.
After that, it was necessary to reboot to obtain the detection of the

CONCLUSION : most of my difficulties have happened from the removal of
alsaconf of the package alsa-utils, I don't understand why someone has
decided to do this removal.

Michel Levy
L.S.R., Bureau C214, B.P.72 - 38402 SAINT MARTIN D'HERES CEDEX
e.mail : Michel.Levy@email-addr-hidden    tel :(33)476514022
Received on Thu Jul 7 16:19:15 2005

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