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Re: [vox-tech] SoundBlaster 16 woes
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Re: [vox-tech] SoundBlaster 16 woes



On Sunday 26 December 2004 03:05 pm, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> 
> Hello, all!  Happy Holidays!
> 
> I just got back from out of town and did an 'apt-get update && apt-get upgrade'
> on my Debian Testing box.  In the process, it apparently installed an
> updated version of the Linux kernel 2.4.27-1-686 package, and told me
> (using VERY strong words) that I needed to reboot. :^)
> 
> 30 seconds later (I always forget how fast Linux reboots compared to WinXP!)
> I was up and running... /except/ sound stopped working!
> 
> It's been a LONG time since I set any of this stuff up, but I believe I've
> been using the 'sb' kernel module for an ancient SoundBlaster 16 card in
> this Celeron system.  ("/etc/modules" has a line with "sb" on it ;^) )
> 
> Unfortunately, when I do "modprobe sb", nothing happens.  "lsmod" doesn't
> show the 'sb' module loaded (and "rmmod sb" complains that it's not loaded).
> 
> I checked 'dmesg', /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog and see nothing
> in any of them when I run the 'modprobe' command.
> 
> Is there somewhere else I should be looking, or other things I can try?

Isn't the sb16 an ISA card?  Perhaps your isapnp setup needs
to change.  It's been a while since I've worked with that.

-- Rod
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