Joined: July 2006
||Posted: Mar. 23 2007,02:58
The soundcard was correctly autodetected you say. The fact that XMMS appeared to play the sound file suggests that you successfully added the sound modules. I trust you've checked a second time that all your volume levels (incl PCM/WAV/synth) are maxed out, and your audio hardware is correctly connected to your speakers. This leaves 2 possibilities:
1) Hardware problem (never heard of any problem with a soundcard, but I suppose it could happen;
2) The settings you entered for interrupt and/or dma and/or "SB" address (given by the other guy as 388 and 380) are wrong.
Have you gone to Yamaha website and found the correct settings in the datasheet for OPL3-SA?
The other thing is that in some computers there is a BIOS setting "Enable/Disable Sound". If its disabled you will hear the hiss you described, when you try to play with the volume at 100%. I've made that mistake myself, so check your BIOS again. Is there an option to "Enable sound"?