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Old 27th March 2004, 04:24 PM
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IDE 100 Mb Zip drive

I have an IDE Zip drive (previously /dev/hdg4) that I moved from one IDE channel to another. The drive is actually connected to an IDE card that I purchased and whenever I would boot, it said "Found Zip Drive on 3." I switched it to reflect "...on 0," since I did not have any other devices hooked up, and wanted to keep order inside the machine.

Is there a way to get it working again?
Can Kudzu help this matter?
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Old 27th March 2004, 06:00 PM
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Hi, I would try Kudzu. Issue a
Code:
setup
as root or goto System Systems > Server Systems > Services and make sure kudzu is enabled at startup. Also delete
Code:
/etc/sysconfig/hwconf
which will completely reset all detected hardware, just to be sure.
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Old 27th March 2004, 10:37 PM
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Well I had to install kudzu, which I did. Then I ran the setup utility and set it to start at bootup, and I deleted the /etc/.../hwconf file like you said.

Kudzu, did not detect my zip drive and I know that it is being seen, because the bios for the Silicon Image IDE card that I have is detecting it. Now though, my sound card is not working, since it was autodetected by Kudzu. I am going to uninstall Kudzu, and recompile my kernel with APM support.
(In the software forum.) I compiled it with acpi support, but am still looking for a plugin or someway to quite my cpu's fan.

I hope to find an answer to my Zip drive problem at least.
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Old 27th March 2004, 11:32 PM
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Fo your sound card, you can use either

redhat-config-soundcard

or

system-config-soundcard
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Old 28th March 2004, 06:08 PM
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Kudzu detected my Silicon Image card., but has yet to aid in my Zip drive.
Here is an extract from my /etc/sysconfig/hwconf;
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class: RAID
bus: PCI
detached: 0
driver: siimage
desc: "CMD Technology Inc|PCI0680"
vendorId: 1095
deviceId: 0680
subVendorId: 1095
subDeviceId: 3680
pciType: 1
pcibus: 0
pcidev: a
pcifn: 0
-
I ran the redhat-config-sound utility, thanks for letting me know about it by the way and it returned this.

sox: Can't open output file '/dev/dsp': No such device

I tried to change permissions to /dev/dsp with;
chmod 666 /dev/dsp*
and reran the sound util, but only got the same result.

By the way, I google searched for the alsa rpm's, (you had mentioned installing these in an article linked to the front page sometime last week) and after satisfying the deps got everything working. I am running 2.6.5-rc2 with sound support built in, and both ALSA & OSS are modular. I only get cdrom sound, the /dev/dsp or a /dev/sound error (permissions), and when I have to reset my alsamixer settings everytime I boot, because even when I issue /usr/sbin/./alsactl store it writes to /etc, but does not keep.


Every action is performed as root also.
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Old 28th March 2004, 06:42 PM
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So, you got sound working? I think I have read your post wrong. Could you just write your problem again?

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Old 28th March 2004, 07:55 PM
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Not quite.

Actually, I can only get cd's to play. Weird! I have never had this happen before.
I am still running Fedora Core 1, but the problem is that whenever I try to play MP3's with xmms-mp3, I get an error and the redhat-sound util cannot play a test sound, then exits with
Code:
sox: Can't open output file '/dev/dsp': No such device
-9
and when I try to run "gnome-volume-control" I get
Code:
Volume control is unable to run correctly.

Unable to open audio device '/dev/mixer'.
Please check that you have permissions to open '/dev/mixer'
and that you have sound support in your kernel.

Press Quit to exit Volume control
I have changed permissions to the nth degree, but my actions are in vain for nothing comes of it.

"lsmod," looks like this:

Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
maestro3               29320  0
ac97_codec             15628  1 maestro3
snd_maestro3           14500  0
snd_ac97_codec         55300  1 snd_maestro3
snd_pcm                76708  1 snd_maestro3
snd_page_alloc          8708  1 snd_pcm
snd_timer              19844  1 snd_pcm
snd                    37304  4  snd_maestro3,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
The penultimate (next-to-last) one, "snd," is what really stumps me. Its sheer presence seems redundant and I think it needs to be unloaded. If you see, it loads all of the other modules that are already loaded, and that is really weird to me.
Honestly I think I need that Linux power tools book or just a voyage to B@rders to uhemm browse their resources .
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