[PD] [OT]Audio configuration on Redhat 8.0? HELP!!

Dan Neveu neveu at buffalo.edu
Mon Nov 24 20:38:25 CET 2003

I'm no hardware expert, but maybe one of these points will help:

As far as the OSS irq problem: check that plug and play enabled in your
bios so that linux can handle the irq allocation. beyond that, i don't know.

Sndconfig is not installed by default on RH8.0+. You should be able to find
it on installation disk 3, in the RPM's folder. 

Finally, check the /dev directory to see if dsp even exists. There's been at
least one occasion where i've had to manually add a symlink to dsp0.

  ln -s dsp dsp0

good luck,

On Mon, 24 Nov 2003, [iso-8859-1] Rory Walsh wrote:

> This one goes out to the the redhat users out there! I
> have installed redhat 8.0 on my laptop and everything
> ran very smoothly, everything runs, except the
> sound(which is the only reason I installed it in the
> first place!). Basically whenever I log into a session
> I get an error saying, /dev/dsp/ no such device....,
> the soundcard I have is just a simple Via Tech AC97, I
> would have thought that is was a standard enough
> generic sound card? I tried to install OSS but that
> failed, giving these results,
> ****************************************************
> your currently detected hardware combination works
> with the base OSS software
> so you don't need to select any additional drivers
> when ordering the permanent OSS license.
> Warning: Some of the devices failed to initialize.
> See /usr/lib/oss/soundon.log for more info.
> Some common system setup errors were detected:
>      1: PCI interrupt not allocated by BIOS
> Please look at /usr/lib/oss/errors.log for
> troubleshooting instructions.
> ****************************************************
> Another thing, I have not used Linux since I was in
> university and I seem to remember tools like SndConfig
> where I could config my audio? Things like this seem
> to be mising from this distribution. I also looked at
> ALSA but it appears that I need the src for my linux
> distro, I don't have this either.  
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