Re: TX Pro M/B sound system

David Mansell (
Thu, 28 May 1998 00:55:43 +0000

On 27 May 98, Riley Williams wrote:

> I've just replaced my [failing] unknown motherboard with the TX Pro
> motherboard, and I note there's a sound system built into the
> motherboard. However, the manual is supplied on CD in WIndows-95
> format and, since I don't have Win95, I can't read it to find out the
> specs!!!

Is this by any chance the 'SoundPro' sound system (CMI8330)?

If it is, you'll find that it will be detected either as an SB16 or
WSS card but neither will work reliably under Linux (under 2.0 it
sometimes crashes (1 time in 3ish) when /dev/dsp is closed, under 2.1
it will lock the machine hard about half a second into the sound).
See my post last week on this topic. I am perfectly willing to
experiment with patches if other people can supply them but I don't
really know where to start in fixing the problem myself.

The settings (certainly on my system) are the standard io=0x220 irq=5
dma=1 dma16=5 for the sb16, or io=0x530 irq=11 dma=0 for the WSS.


David Mansell, studying hard as usual...
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