[svlug] Recovering sound card settings from kernel

Drew Bertola drew at drewb.com
Sat Oct 5 18:51:25 PDT 2002

On Sat, Oct 05, 2002 at 05:33:40PM -0700, Sean McAfee wrote:
> Hi, everyone--
> I recently had to build and install a new kernel on my work machine to
> support a new CD-R drive.  The source with which the original kernel
> was compiled was not available, so I didn't know what the correct sound
> card settings were; so I have no sound under the new kernel.
> Is there a way to obtain the sound card settings from a running kernel?
> I've poked around /proc, but couldn't find anything that looked relevant.
> I know I might be able to get the settings from a local sysadmin, but it
> would be nice to know how to get this info in the future when a sysadmin
> isn't around.

You could try:

$ cat /proc/ioports
$ cat /proc/interrupts
$ lspci (for pci cards)

for ISA cards, look into isapnp.

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