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Re: SB AWE64 troubles...(fixed)



Thanks for the help.  That worked.

Dave

At 01:52 AM 3/19/99 -0500, you wrote:
>I'm batting 1000 on this question today... you are the fifth person I've
>copied this message to today...
>
>Here goes...
>
>----- Old Message begins... ---
>
>Here is a copy of a message I sent to Peter Spalding detailing the
>proceedure to get things to run...
>
>You must also specify the -a parameter to playmidi to get it to work...
>
>See the help for playmidi and Xplaymidi
>
>Actually this is ALL documented in the SOUND howto's...
>
>Read them for further information and explanations...
>Post your sucess or failures with the above to the list so that others may
>benefit...
>
>-JMS
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Peter J Spalding <pjs iserv net>
>To: Jose M. Sanchez <opjose ex-pressnet com>; <redhat-list redhat com>
>Sent: Thursday, March 18, 1999 1:01 PM
>Subject: RE: SoundBlaster.... Again
>
>
>> Ok...I tried what you said.
>> I recompiled my kernel for Modular Sound.
>> However, there is no pnp.conf in my /etc directory.  perhaps your
>referring
>> to pnpisa.conf?
>
>Yes, isapnp.conf MUST be edited to correspond to the AWE's PNP settings as
>assigned by the bios. Normallyt the first set of entries (each FIRST line
>you see which looks like the ones below) need to have the comment "#"
>removed from the beginning of the line.
>
>(INT 0 (IRQ 5 (MODE +E)))
>(DMA 0 (CHANNEL 1))
>(DMA 1 (CHANNEL 5))
>(IO 0 (BASE 0x0220))
>(IO 1 (BASE 0x0330))
>(IO 2 (BASE 0x0388))
>(ACT Y)
>
>This gets the kernel to intialize the card properly, but does not yet
>install the sound modules...
>Make sure you only "uncomment" one set of entries which are grouped together
>(normally the first ones), ending with the (ACT Y), meaning activate it...
>
>Once done reboot, and run sndconfig, sndconfig will add entries into the
>/etc/conf.modules file
>Edit the file to have lines which look like this...
>
>alias sound sb
>options -k sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 dma16=5
>alias midi awe_wave
>options -k awe_wave
>alias midi01 opl3
>options -k opl3 io=0x388
>alias sequencer uart401
>options -k uart401 io=0x330
>
>The first alias assigns the sound device to the sb driver.
>The options line sets the parameters for the sb driver (note if you are not
>running a 2.2.x kernel the first options line should look like this....
>options -k sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1,5) The syntax was changed with the 2.1.x
>kernels and above...
>
>The second alias makes the machine believe that the AWE synth is a MIDI
>device, so you can fully utilize the on board AWE synth. The next alias also
>makes midi device 01 use the OPL chipset on the card.
>
>The last alias permits you to use Linux Midi programs (like Rosegarden) with
>an external midi instrument..
>
>If you have a SCSI hard drive you'll need to RECREATE the
>/boot/initrd-xxxxx.img file after making the above changes so that the
>kernel boot image will already contain the sound modules...
>
>While the above will make the AWE fully functional, when first turned on the
>AWE does not have any samples loaded, not even those on board the built in
>ROMS!!!
>
>SOOO you'll need to add a line to your /etc/rc.d/rc.local file like this...
>#
># Load up the AWE
>#
>/usr/bin/sfxload /etc/synthgm.sf2
>
>Of course both the sfxload and synthgm.sf2 files must exist in their
>respective directories..
>
>Now you can even play midi files via the AWE's built in synth...
>
>Simple huh?
>
>Actually this is ALL documented in the SOUND howto's...
>
>Read them for further information and explanations...
>Post your sucess or failures with the above to the list so that others may
>benefit...
>



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