Re: Music with sb64pci?

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Wed Sep 27 2000 - 13:03:59 CEST

On Tue, Sep 26, 2000 at 08:33:41PM +0200, Gerrit Lammert nicely wrote:
> btw: When I insert an Audio-CD and play it using playcd it plays it throught
> my *real* speaker in a good quality. Doesn't the soundcard need an
> module/driver to play such kind of music???

My report, after some test:

I can play .wav and .mp3 on my pc-speaker. Please, do "dmesg" and
check what is the samplerate for PCSP.


For unknown raisons, mpg123 do not work if DMA16 is different from 0.
For a mistake of mine, the /setup/fun/ do not accept the
value 0, for SB_DMA16. Please, open the file and locate that:

        if [ "$SB_DMA16" -ne 0 ]; then
        dma16_spec="$DMA16ADDR ${SB_DMA16}"

in the function patch_module(), then remote the scring "-ne 0":

        if [ "$SB_DMA16" ]; then

I tested with:

        # rmmod sound
        # setup sound SYSTEM=sb SB_PORT=220 SB_IRQ=10 SB_DMA=10 SB_DMA16=0

and it worked, for me.


This command play cdrom with direct control of the cdrom device.
It works without a module, using the cable between CDROM device and
SoundBlaster card.

So, we cannot play CDs on the pc-speaker. For that, you have to use
a command like "cdd2wav": it read tracks from the CD and put in
in a file, or also echo it on the sound-card.


I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't 
remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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