[ILUG] Sound cards again (YMF 754)
mpage at esatclear.ie
Thu Dec 21 20:40:25 GMT 2000
On Thu, 21 Dec 2000, Liam Bedford wrote:
I installed Mandrake 7.2 and for the first time ever a distro recognised
and configured the card you mention. But whilst a CD would play with no
problem any mp3 was a disaster - horrendous feedback and other noise. I
rectified by turning off the Arts control in KDE 2 - maybe thats the
> everything else in my mini-VAIO is behaving properly now, but sound
> is borken :(
> The kernel YMFPCI drivers are hopeless, and either crash the machine or
> cause it to emit a loud sound harmful to most human beings, and it's
> probably a signal to aliens or something...
> The ALSA drivers work, but only in certain cases:
> If I load them under 2.2.18 from a cold boot, I get:
> kmalloc: Size (2434687236) too large
> snd: Yamaha DS-XG PCI soundcard not found or device busy
> The Size changes depending on BIOS settings...
> If I load them under 2.4.0-test12, I get a message about a kernel BUG in
> slab.c (which I'm going to ignore until I know what's going on with 2.2.18).
> However, if I boot Windows ME, let it initialise the sound card, and reboot
> softly into 2.2.18, it works (most of the time, sometimes it gives me an
> annoying sound).
> (this is with ALSA 0.5.10, with ALSA 0.60 pre1 (CVS) depmod hangs while
> trying to enumerate the ALSA drivers)...
> ring any bells with anyone, or anyone got any bright suggestions?
> (I've tried with PnP on and off in the BIOS, with the same results)
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