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Bug 4126

Summary: Neomagic Magicmedia256AV Support
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: ralph
Component: sndconfigAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 6.0   
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Hardware: i386   
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Last Closed: 1999-08-18 21:31:33 UTC Type: ---
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Description ralph 1999-07-20 20:15:11 UTC
  i was wondering if you have a driver and/or support
information for the Neomagic Magicmedia 256AV video/audio
chipset?  im running one of the new Sony VAIO Z505SX
superslim notebooks with RedHat Linux 6.0 on it.  the video
seems to work great at 1024x768...  the previous vaios use
a sb16 compatible chipset (which im sure all of you already
know :)  any ideas what i can do?

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-07-20 20:27:59 UTC
What does lspci and/or pnpdump say?

Comment 2 ralph 1999-07-20 20:41:59 UTC
lspci relevant<sp> information:
00:08.0 VGA compatible controller: Neomagic Corporation [MagicGraph
256AV] (rev 20)
00:08.1 Multimedia Audio Controller: Neomagic Corporation: Unknown
device 8005 (rev 20)

# No board found

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-07-20 20:58:59 UTC
OK. There isn't a native driver for it, however, you can try the

The NeoMagic sound emulates a WSS (AFAIR); so you could try:

modprobe ad1848 io=0x530 irq=<irq that the card uses, use lspci/cat
/proc/pci> dma=1

and see if that helps; the last ditch version would be:

modprobe sb io=0x220 irq=<some irq> dma=1

The main problem would be discovering the card's settings - booting
to Windows could be helpful.

Comment 4 greg 1999-07-21 00:29:59 UTC
i received the following email from NeoMagic:

Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 14:55:18 -0700
From: Tech Support <>
Subject: Re: Audio Chipset Drivers
Please be aware that we are currently working on making this
available.  At this point in time, we are unable to anticipate the
release date of this driver.  Please check back with  us on a later
Thank you for your inquiry.
NeoMagic Tech Support

, the settings you suggested did not work , i didnt not load windows
at all on this notebook, (was planning on returning it :)

the pci sound card is on irq 9 , not sure of the io

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-18 21:31:59 UTC
Unfortunately, we really can't support this card until a specific
driver is written for it. Probably the only way you could currently
get it to work is to warm boot from dos after loading compatibility
drivers there.