Re: pre-patch-2.1.89-4 compiled

Kjartan Maraas (
Mon, 02 Mar 1998 13:28:01 +0000

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Thomas Sailer wrote:
> Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > Kjartan Maraas <> wrote:
> > >2. Sound still has problems: init_module: Device or resource busy
> > >This is with a Soundblaster AWE32 on Redhat 5.0
> >
> > Somebody needs to help me with this one, I'm not doing sound myself.
> And I doubt anyone can help you unless you post a full report including
> which module failed, module parameters, kerneld settings,
> the kernel log, /proc/interrupts, /proc/dma, /proc/ioports etc.
> Tom

The module that fails is sb.o

First i tried with the standard conf.modules from Redhat-5.0:

alias sound sb
options -k sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1,5

This does not work so I read Readme.modules in linux/drivers/modules
which says to use the following:

module parameters from conf.modules:
alias char-major-14 sb
post-install sb modprobe "-k" "adlib_card"
options -k sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 dma16=5 mpu_io=0x330
options adlib_card io=0x388

On startup there is a message saying:

/sbin/insmod /lib/modules/2.1.89/misc/sb.o
/lib/modules/2.1.89/misc/sb.o: init_module: Device or resource busy
sound: Device or resource busy

If there is anything else to try I'll be glad to be of help.


Ps. I've attached some more system info below.
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4: cascade


0: 438415 XT PIC timer
1: 25010 XT PIC keyboard
2: 0 XT PIC cascade
4: 23112 XT PIC serial
7: 4 XT PIC parport0
8: 1 XT PIC rtc
12: 1263 XT PIC Digital DS21041 Tulip
13: 1 XT PIC fpu
14: 49076 XT PIC ide0
15: 37 XT PIC ide1
NMI: 0

uname -a:
Linux 2.1.89 #1 Sun Mar 1 20:13:18 CET 1998 i586 unknown

gcc -v:

Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/
gcc version


processor : 0
cpu family : 5
model : K6 (166 - 266)
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
stepping : 1
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
sep_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr mce cx8 mmx
bogomips : 398.95


0000-001f : dma1
0020-003f : pic1
0040-005f : timer
0060-006f : keyboard
0070-007f : rtc
0080-008f : dma page reg
00a0-00bf : pic2
00c0-00df : dma2
00f0-00ff : fpu
0170-0177 : ide1
01f0-01f7 : ide0
02f8-02ff : serial(auto)
0376-0376 : ide1
0378-037f : parport0
03c0-03df : vga+
03f6-03f6 : ide0
03f8-03ff : serial(auto)
0778-077a : parport0
e000-e07f : Digital DS21041 Tulip
e800-e807 : ide0
e808-e80f : ide1

# This file was generated by: modprobe -c (2.1.85)
# Aliases
alias char-major-14 sb
alias sound sb
alias eth0 tulip
alias scsi_hostadapter ncr53c8xx
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
alias binfmt-2 binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-0107 binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-204 binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-263 binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-264 binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-267 binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-387 binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-332 iBCS
alias binfmt-310 binfmt_java
alias block-major-1 rd
alias block-major-2 floppy
alias block-major-3 ide-probe
alias block-major-7 loop
alias block-major-8 sd_mod
alias block-major-11 sr_mod
alias block-major-13 xd
alias block-major-15 cdu31a
alias block-major-16 gscd
alias block-major-17 optcd
alias block-major-18 sjcd
alias block-major-20 mcdx
alias block-major-22 ide-probe
alias block-major-23 mcd
alias block-major-24 sonycd535
alias block-major-25 sbpcd
alias block-major-26 sbpcd
alias block-major-27 sbpcd
alias block-major-29 aztcd
alias block-major-32 cm206
alias block-major-33 ide-probe
alias block-major-34 ide-probe
alias char-major-4 serial
alias char-major-5 serial
alias char-major-6 lp
alias char-major-9 st
alias char-major-10 misc
alias char-major-10-0 busmouse
alias char-major-10-1 psaux
alias char-major-10-2 msbusmouse
alias char-major-10-3 atixlmouse
alias char-major-10-4 amigamouse
alias char-major-10-5 atarimouse
alias char-major-10-130 wdt
alias char-major-10-131 wdt
alias char-major-10-135 off
alias char-major-10-139 openprom
alias char-major-14 sound
alias char-major-19 cyclades
alias char-major-20 cyclades
alias char-major-21 sg
alias char-major-27 ftape
alias char-major-34 scc
alias char-major-35 tclmidi
alias char-major-36 netlink
alias char-major-37 ide-tape
alias char-major-48 riscom8
alias char-major-49 riscom8
alias char-major-63 kdebug
alias dos msdos
alias dummy0 dummy
alias dummy1 dummy
alias eth0 off
alias iso9660 isofs
alias md-personality-1 linear
alias md-personality-2 raid0
alias net-pf-1 unix
alias net-pf-2 ipv4
alias net-pf-3 off
alias net-pf-4 ipx
alias net-pf-5 appletalk
alias netalias-2 ip_alias
alias plip0 plip
alias plip1 plip
alias ppp0 ppp
alias ppp1 ppp
alias scsi_hostadapter off
alias slip0 slip
alias slip1 slip
alias tty-ldisc-1 slip
alias tty-ldisc-3 ppp
# Options
options adlib_card io=0x388
options -k sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 dma16=5 mpu_io=0x330
options de4x5 io=0xe0000,irq=9
options parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7
# Commands
post-install sb modprobe "-k" "adlib_card"


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