how to boot with sb16

Asked by andyt on 2008-03-06

I have no problems booting, but to get my sound card to work I have to go to terminal and put in "modprobe snd-sb16". This turns on my card and it works fine. How do I add this command to the boot routine to do this automatically? I'm still just learning Ubuntu and it took me two weeks to get my wireless working and 5 days to get my sound card working. Through this I've learned alot but I'm still a nubie. Help would be appreciated.

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Best Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :

Hi !

to force loading a module, add the name of it in the file /etc/modules

open it using for instance the following command, issued in a terminal

sudo gedit /etc/modules

the text editor should popup, opening a file having already some modules in it. on a new line add snd-sb16. Save it, close. You're good to go !

You should nonetheless open a bug for that. your card should have been automatically detected. include the outputs described here in your bug report.

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :

Sorry for the bad link. See the "Reporting Sound Bugs" section here instead

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andyt (andrude27) said :

oliver, I saw that it did detect my card when I reviewed boot record in dmesg. It listed the correct card model and all that. Just wouldn't let me use it. I am going to my Ubuntu box to try your suggestion. I've never reported a bug before What's involved with that? Thanks Andy

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :

Just go on the relevant part of launchpad. loof for something similar to your problem : for instance that one

Your problem seem to be different since you are able to modprobe the module. So I think you should report a new one. explain your problem and include the info described in the link I provided. The more precise you are, the easier it is ti track down the failing component.

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andyt (andrude27) said :

Oliver, Success!!!!! I here the wonderful ubuntu bongos at boot up. Many thanks. Now I'm curious why all the other modules listed had # in front of them. O well I'll dive into that later. I go now to report the bug.

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andyt (andrude27) said :

Thanks Olivier, that solved my question.