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ISA sound devices not recognized (Redhat Linux 7.3,8.x and 9.x)

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Since version 7.3, Redhat have removed support for ISA devices. If you have a older computer that uses an ISA sound device (such as my Asus L7200 laptop with Yamaha OPL3 chip), the ISA device will not be recognized. What you need to do is to download the ISAPNPTOOLS package. Unzip and untar the file and then follow the readme file's instruction to compile, install and configure it. You will also need to add the sound device module to /etc/modules.conf. After that the sound should work. Refer to the Linux Howtos for more information. 
Since 2005, Linux ALSA sound architecture support pretty much have eliminated that issue even for ISA sound devices. 

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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