Joined: Dec. 2003
||Posted: June 25 2008,02:18
To bring this thread to resolution I will post the following.....
It appears the CS4237B sound chip can be a real bear as I've seen many many posts about this particular chipset with oss and alsa. For some they use the cs4236 module and for others, the cs4232 works. After much trial and error and banter with JasonW in IRC, I finally have this working in DSL.
First off, here is the solution for oss with a Dell CP M233ST laptop.
|Code Sample |
|modprobe cs4232 io=0x530 irq=5 dma=0 dma2=0 mpuio=0x330 mpuirq=5 synthirq=1 synthio=-1|
Add that info to bootlocal.sh if you want it to load at boot with a frugal install.
I probably would have never gotten this if it wasn't for the fact that the owner of this laptop had a Red Hat 4.3 install on this machine that had working sound. I have some old RH 6 cd's so I loaded it on the lappy and sure enough, sound! When I ran sndconfig, it gave a lot of detail around ports and set up the sound flawlessly. When I grabbed sndconfig from woody to run in DSL, it didn't give as much detail and failed to get sound working!!
So, I looked for the RH equivalent to modules.conf and searched for the sound info. That is where I found the code above. I plugged that into DSL and it came alive!
Very interesting that the same app, sndconfig, performed so much differently in RH as opposed to debian. Maybe it was a version issue. All I know is that the next time I have a real perplexing sound issue on an old machine, I'm gonna do a quick RH6 install!
Thought I would share my journey. Hope it helps someone.