Joined: Feb. 2006
||Posted: Dec. 02 2006,05:41
You've been very generous to have kept at this, ^thehatsrule^.
I report the following:
When I run sndconfig (without ALSA installed), I'm told first that a PCI sound card has been found in my system and the details are reported: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]lSis 7019 Audio Accelerator. Next, however, I'm told that that card is not supported.
When I go to the ALSA website, though quite a number of SiS chipsets are referred to, the 7019 is not, from which I take it that the 7019 is not supported in ALSA. That is consistent with a number of statements I've found on the Web to the effect that the 7019 works with OSS, but not with ALSA.
At the Linux Terminal Server Project website, there are instructions for installing the sis7019 module. They say one needs not only the sis7019 modules, but also the ac97_codec and soundcore modules. They say one should modify the modules.conf file by adding:
below sis7019 ac97_codec soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 sis7019.
I haven't done that, but I believe I've done the equivalent.
First, I've put into bootlocal.sh the following:
sudo insmod ac97_codec
sudo insmod soundcore
sudo insmod -f /cdrom/sis7019
Secondly, I've put into .bashrc:
When I run lsmod, the modules are listed; when I run alias, the alias is listed.
Finally, the computer is capable of producing sound under Linux. It came with a compact flash card on which Puppy Linux had been pre-installed. I can get sound when booting up with that distribution, which has the sis7019 module by default.
However, I don't want to use Puppy Linux. I want to use DSL, which I admire from having installed an earlier version of it for someone on an old laptop. Hence, all of this pestering by me .
If you have any more suggestions, I'll give them a go, but if not, thank you again for trying.