[CentOS] ISA sound cards and stuff

Wed Oct 25 18:08:12 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Wed, 2006-10-25 at 00:22 -0500, Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:
> I've created kernel-isa and kernel-isasmp packages (currently i586, 
> there'll be i686 version soon too).  Basically, it is centosplus kernel 
> with ISA Plug and Play, ISA and PCMCIA sound cards and ISA network cards 
> enabled.  The change to kernel spec file to add these two packages was 
> fairly simple, and I hope this might find the way into centosplus 
> kernel.  If maintainer(s) of centosplus kernel are interested, I can 
> email the patch for the spec file and four additional kernel config files.
> I've tested it on my old laptop that has built-in ISA sound card (ESS 
> ES1878).  Kudzu and automatic sound card detection didn't work, however 
> after I manually added entries to /etc/modprobe.conf, it all worked 
> nicely.  I had to manually specify io, irq, and dma settings in the 
> options line, and I guess the same may be true for most ISA hardware.
> I don't really have anything Plug and Play to test, and no ISA network 
> cards anymore.  Anyhow, if anybody does have, it would be nice if (s)he 
> could test if all works OK.  The Plug and Play is in kernel, no userland 
> tools should be needed (hopefully).
> The only sound card missing is Wavefront.  The source code for device 
> driver needs some updating (there seem to be a patch floating around 
> somewhere though, haven't tested it yet).  The way it is now, it 
> produces unresolved symbols if compiled.
> I see these packages mostly useful for folks with older laptops (ISA 
> based sound cards, buying cheap PCI card is no option on laptops).  Also 
> for folks with older motherboards that have run out of PCI slots, but 
> still have a few free ISA slots.
> The packages are signed with my PGP key (same as the one used for this 
> email, you can grab it from most PGP key servers).  Key fingerprint is 
> 46FE 7D24 2D50 566A FBF3  7395 4AE4 9AE0 D660 AA3F or something like that.
> The URL is http://www.milivojevic.org/linux/rpm/el4/i386/

I would be glad to take the patch and roll it into the next centosplus
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