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Tecra 8000 - opl3sa2 chip - No Sound
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Dgertis

Joined: 23 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Nov 2008, 14:00    Post_subject:  Tecra 8000 - opl3sa2 chip - No Sound
Sub_title: Unable to get sound to work
 

First, let me say that I think Puppy Linux is absolutely amazing!!!

Second... Help!!! I can't get the sound to work.

We have an old Toshiba Tecra 8000 laptop that was gathering dust on the shelf, and were about to toss out. Instead, however, I decided to see if I could make it a "green" project and reclaim it's usefulness by installing a Linux system.

After trying SUSE, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, I finally found Puppy! I was able to install and run the whole operating system in one try, and was even able to configure a wireless card using the wizard. Pretty amazing considering this is a pentium II machine with 128k ram and a 10gb hard drive!

Unfortunately, history repeats itself, yet again. Configuring the sound is "W2K" - way too komplicated. I cannot get sound to work using the ALSA wizard, or even trying place the config values in module.conf or modprobe.conf. All of the posts I could find on this were (as expected) 3-10 years old and correctly identified and corrected the problem in a particular operating system, but I could not duplicae the fix here in Puppy.

Here are the default BIOS Settings for the sound card:

Chipset: Yamaha opl3sa2

WSS I/O Address = 530H
SBPro I/O Address = 220H
Synthesizer I/O Address = 388H

IRQ = 5

WSS (Play) DMA = 1
WSS (Rec) & SBPro DMA = 0
Control I/O Address = 538H
MPU401 (MIDI I/F) = 330H
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Any advice as to how to se this up in one of he configuration files to activate sound in Puppy would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance for your thoughts on this.. and again, my deep thanks to all of you who make and support Puppy -- it is really great!
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Dec 2008, 19:19    Post_subject: Tecra 8000 - opl3sa2 chip - Must work
Sub_title: I have the same Tecra, there is no sound problem.
 

Hi Dave,

I have the same Tecra8000 except the 256M of memory.
The 4.1.2 version of Puppy Linux contains the driver you need. It recognizes the sound card - go ahead with alsaconfig.
Version 4.0 fails for the first round but succeeds if you answer Yes when Puppy asks whether to seek the the legacy drivers.
If you want to install Skype, use the pet package.
I did not try older Puppies.
I think upgrading to 256M does worth. However, you can live with 128M. G_Pup 1.1 can be a good base for you in this case.
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