>I'm currently trying to get my AWE64G card working under Linux (2.1.96)
>and am having some problems..
>Firstly, since this is a PNP device, I'm assuming I have to use isapnp to
>configure it, but I haven't the foggiest clue on how to go about this.
Yes, unless your BIOS configures it for you (and even then, you have to
guess where it ended up, and the BIOS may do it wrong). Start by running
pnpdump, this will give you a list of your PNP hardware with suggested
configurations. Uncomment one variant for each device function. The "AWE"
portion of the card can be a bit difficult for pnpdump to get right. My
config (AWE32, but afaik the hardware is essentially the same) for the "AWE"
(CONFIGURE CTL0044/269460895 (LD 2 # ANSI string -->WaveTable<--
(IO 0 (BASE 0x0620))
(IO 1 (BASE 0x0a20))
(IO 2 (BASE 0x0e20))
After you have chosen configurations run isapnp on the file. (You probably
want to do this at automatically at boot. Debian systems do this if you call
your config file /etc/isapnp.conf. I would guess Redhat is similar.)
Next is the configuration of the sound driver. I would recommend using
modules+kmod for automatic loading (works well here now). I have configured
support for the soundblaster, generic OPL2/3, YM3812/OPL-3 and AWE32 and
it seems to be working (haven't tried using the OPL3 though). In your
/etc/conf.modules, you need to enter the addresses etc. for your config.
Also, you need to add aliases so that modprobe can find your sound card.
alias char-major-14 sb # load the "sb" module when something wants to use the sound device
alias synth0 awe_wave # load the "awe_wave" modules when something wants to use the sequencer device
post-install awe_wave /sbin/modprobe -k adlib_card
pre-remove awe_wave /sbin/modprobe -r adlib_card # After loading awe_wave, also load adlib_card in case something wants to
# use the OPL3
options sb -k io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 dma16=5 mpu_io=0x330 # io is "IO 0" from isapnp.conf "Audio" function , mpu_io is "IO 1"
# dma is "DMA 0" and dma16 is "DMA 1"
options adlib_card io=0x388 # io is "IO 2" from isapnp.conf "Audio" function
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