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    Yamaha opl3-sax + Drake 9.1

    Hello.

    I'm trying and failing to get my old Yamaha sound card to work under Linux. It worked fine way back when I was using Drake 7.2, and it still works in XP. Using sndconfig to set it up, it finds the card, but when the sound sample is played I only hear about half a second of it. Cat file.wav > /dev/dsp results in a sound like a cd skipping.

    Please can anyone suggest what might be causing this, and how to fix it? Changing the settings for irq etc. in sndconfing seem to make no difference. ???

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    Re:Yamaha opl3-sax + Drake 9.1

    Can you post the results of lspci, cat /proc/pci and lsmod?

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    Re:Yamaha opl3-sax + Drake 9.1

    OK,

    lspci first:

    [root@localhost root]# lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133] (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133 AGP]
    00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 40)
    00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/686A/B PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
    00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 16)
    00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 16)
    00:07.4 Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 40)
    00:0a.0 SCSI storage controller: Advanced System Products, Inc ABP940-U / ABP960-U (rev 03)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11DDR [GeForce2 MX 100 DDR/200 DDR] (rev b2)
    [root@localhost root]#

    cat /proc/pci

    [root@localhost root]# cat /proc/pci
    PCI devices found:
    Bus 0, device 0, function 0:
    Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133] (rev 3).
    Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd8000000 [0xdbffffff].
    Bus 0, device 1, function 0:
    PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133 AGP] (rev 0
    Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=12.
    Bus 0, device 7, function 0:
    ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 6
    .
    Bus 0, device 7, function 1:
    IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586B PIPC Bus Master IDE (re
    6).
    Master Capable. Latency=64.
    I/O at 0xe000 [0xe00f].
    Bus 0, device 7, function 2:
    USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 22).
    IRQ 5.
    Master Capable. Latency=32.
    I/O at 0xe400 [0xe41f].
    Bus 0, device 7, function 3:
    USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (#2) (rev 22).
    IRQ 5.
    Master Capable. Latency=32.
    I/O at 0xe800 [0xe81f].
    Bus 0, device 7, function 4:
    Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 64).
    IRQ 9.
    Bus 0, device 10, function 0:
    SCSI storage controller: Advanced System Products, Inc ABP940-U / ABP96
    U (rev 3).
    IRQ 11.
    Master Capable. Latency=32. Min Gnt=4.Max Lat=4.
    I/O at 0xec00 [0xecff].
    Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xdf000000 [0xdf0000ff].
    Bus 1, device 0, function 0:
    VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX DDR] (r
    178).
    IRQ 10.
    Master Capable. Latency=248. Min Gnt=5.Max Lat=1.
    Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xdc000000 [0xdcffffff].
    Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd0000000 [0xd7ffffff].
    [root@localhost root]#

    finally, lsmod

    Module Size Used by Tainted: P
    sg 34636 0 (autoclean)
    ppp_deflate 4408 0 (autoclean)
    zlib_inflate 21156 0 (autoclean) [ppp_deflate]
    zlib_deflate 21144 0 (autoclean) [ppp_deflate]
    bsd_comp 5336 0 (autoclean)
    agpgart 40896 3 (autoclean)
    nvidia 1672832 10 (autoclean)
    lp 8096 0 (autoclean)
    ppp_async 9216 1
    ppp_generic 24060 3 [ppp_deflate bsd_comp ppp_async]
    slhc 6564 0 [ppp_generic]
    af_packet 14952 0 (autoclean)
    sr_mod 16920 0 (autoclean)
    floppy 55132 0
    nls_iso8859-15 4092 1 (autoclean)
    nls_cp850 4316 1 (autoclean)
    vfat 11820 1 (autoclean)
    fat 37944 0 (autoclean) [vfat]
    supermount 15296 3 (autoclean)
    ide-cd 33856 0
    cdrom 31648 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
    ide-scsi 11280 0
    parport_pc 25096 1 (autoclean)
    parport 34176 1 [lp parport_pc]
    mpu401 22884 0
    ad1848 26316 0
    sound 70644 0 [mpu401 ad1848]
    soundcore 6276 0 [sound]
    printer 8448 0
    usb-uhci 24652 0 (unused)
    usbcore 72992 1 [printer usb-uhci]
    rtc 8060 0 (autoclean)
    ext3 59916 2
    jbd 38972 2 [ext3]
    sd_mod 11548 8
    advansys 85100 4
    scsi_mod 91796 5 [sg sr_mod ide-scsi sd_mod advansys]



    Hope this helps, it's been driving me nuts!

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    Re:Yamaha opl3-sax + Drake 9.1

    Is this an onboard card, pci or isa?

    ad1848 Is the ALSA driver for your soundcard. some people report that it works good with it, but on their site, it says you have to pass some parameters at bootup for it to work correctly.

    Kernel 2.4.21 has a native driver for it too, but you also have to pass some kernel parameters for it.

    Also, the problem could be a sound server conflict. What window manager are you using? Gnome, KDE, etc.? Can you cat another wave file to the sound device?

    What about using another windows manager to test the sound?

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    Re:Yamaha opl3-sax + Drake 9.1

    Baron_Flambe I had a hell of a time setting that up. I wrote down how to set that up. When I get home I'll look for my notebook and post how I setup my card. That's if you still have problems with setting it up.

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    Re:Yamaha opl3-sax + Drake 9.1

    It's an ISA card. (Told you it was old!) I thought it might be some kind of a conflict, but didn't have a clue where to start looking, being a noob.

    I'm using Fluxbox as my window manager. I haven't tried another, and unfortunately I'm at work now so I can't until morning. However, when I tried catting the wav file it was from the cli before I started X. I also tried using mpg123 to play an mp3, and got the same "skipping cd" sound.


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    Re:Yamaha opl3-sax + Drake 9.1

    Thanks Gmoreno and Trickster, any help would be most welcome.

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    Re:Yamaha opl3-sax + Drake 9.1

    Ok, I'm going to wait for GMoreno to post his how-to, because I am just shooting in the dark, since i am not familiar with that hardware.


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    Re:Yamaha opl3-sax + Drake 9.1

    I arrived home a bit late this morning. But i'll post that info when I get home today after work.

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    Re:Yamaha opl3-sax + Drake 9.1

    Hope this helps. Sorry it took me this long to get you this. Have a gf and your time is sucked up.

    I believe this is what I had in modules.conf or something of the sort

    Code:
    options opl3sa2 io=370 mss=0x530 mpu=0x330 irq=5 dma=0 dma2=1
    
    options opl3 iox388
    
    alias soundcard opl3
    
    below opl3 opl3sa2 mpu401 adl848
    Hope that helps. Tell me if it does. Good Luck!

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