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1	Pro Audio Spectrum 16 for 2.3.99 and later
2	=========================================
3	by Thomas Molina (tmolina@home.com)
4	last modified 3 Mar 2001
5	Acknowledgement to Axel Boldt (boldt@math.ucsb.edu) for stuff taken
6	from Configure.help, Riccardo Facchetti for stuff from README.OSS,
7	and others whose names I could not find.
8	
9	This documentation is relevant for the PAS16 driver (pas2_card.c and
10	friends) under kernel version 2.3.99 and later.  If you are
11	unfamiliar with configuring sound under Linux, please read the
12	Sound-HOWTO, Documentation/sound/oss/Introduction and other
13	relevant docs first.
14	
15	The following information is relevant information from README.OSS
16	and legacy docs for the Pro Audio Spectrum 16 (PAS16):
17	==================================================================
18	
19	The pas2_card.c driver supports the following cards --
20	Pro Audio Spectrum 16 (PAS16) and compatibles:
21	        Pro Audio Spectrum 16
22	        Pro Audio Studio 16
23	        Logitech Sound Man 16
24	        NOTE! The original Pro Audio Spectrum as well as the PAS+ are not
25	              and will not be supported by the driver.
26	
27	The sound driver configuration dialog
28	-------------------------------------
29	
30	Sound configuration starts by making some yes/no questions. Be careful
31	when answering to these questions since answering y to a question may
32	prevent some later ones from being asked. For example don't answer y to
33	the question about (PAS16) if you don't really have a PAS16.  Sound
34	configuration may also be made modular by answering m to configuration
35	options presented. 
36	
37	Note also that all questions may not be asked. The configuration program
38	may disable some questions depending on the earlier choices. It may also
39	select some options automatically as well.
40	
41	  "ProAudioSpectrum 16 support",
42	        - Answer 'y'_ONLY_ if you have a Pro Audio Spectrum _16_,
43	          Pro Audio Studio 16 or Logitech SoundMan 16 (be sure that
44	          you read the above list correctly). Don't answer 'y' if you
45	          have some other card made by Media Vision or Logitech since they
46	          are not PAS16 compatible.
47	          NOTE! Since 3.5-beta10 you need to enable SB support (next question)
48	          if you want to use the SB emulation of PAS16. It's also possible to
49	          the emulation if you want to use a true SB card together with PAS16
50	          (there is another question about this that is asked later).
51	
52	  "Generic OPL2/OPL3 FM synthesizer support",
53	        - Answer 'y' if your card has a FM chip made by Yamaha (OPL2/OPL3/OPL4).
54		  The PAS16 has an OPL3-compatible FM chip.
55	
56	With PAS16 you can use two audio device files at the same time. /dev/dsp (and
57	/dev/audio) is connected to the 8/16 bit native codec and the /dev/dsp1 (and
58	/dev/audio1) is connected to the SB emulation (8 bit mono only).
59	
60	
61	The new stuff for 2.3.99 and later
62	============================================================================
63	The following configuration options are relevant to configuring the PAS16:
64	
65	Sound card support
66	CONFIG_SOUND
67	  If you have a sound card in your computer, i.e. if it can say more
68	  than an occasional beep, say Y. Be sure to have all the information
69	  about your sound card and its configuration down (I/O port,
70	  interrupt and DMA channel), because you will be asked for it.
71	
72	  You want to read the Sound-HOWTO, available from
73	  http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto . General information
74	  about the modular sound system is contained in the files
75	  Documentation/sound/oss/Introduction. The file
76	  Documentation/sound/oss/README.OSS contains some slightly outdated but
77	  still useful information as well.
78	
79	OSS sound modules
80	CONFIG_SOUND_OSS
81	  OSS is the Open Sound System suite of sound card drivers. They make
82	  sound programming easier since they provide a common API. Say Y or M
83	  here (the module will be called sound.o) if you haven't found a
84	  driver for your sound card above, then pick your driver from the
85	  list below.
86	
87	Persistent DMA buffers
88	CONFIG_SOUND_DMAP
89	  Linux can often have problems allocating DMA buffers for ISA sound
90	  cards on machines with more than 16MB of RAM. This is because ISA
91	  DMA buffers must exist below the 16MB boundary and it is quite
92	  possible that a large enough free block in this region cannot be
93	  found after the machine has been running for a while. If you say Y
94	  here the DMA buffers (64Kb) will be allocated at boot time and kept
95	  until the shutdown. This option is only useful if you said Y to
96	  "OSS sound modules", above. If you said M to "OSS sound modules"
97	  then you can get the persistent DMA buffer functionality by passing
98	  the command-line argument "dmabuf=1" to the sound.o module.
99	
100	  Say y here for PAS16.
101	
102	ProAudioSpectrum 16 support
103	CONFIG_SOUND_PAS
104	  Answer Y only if you have a Pro Audio Spectrum 16, ProAudio Studio
105	  16 or Logitech SoundMan 16 sound card. Don't answer Y if you have
106	  some other card made by Media Vision or Logitech since they are not
107	  PAS16 compatible.  It is not necessary to enable the  separate
108	  Sound Blaster support; it is included in the PAS driver.
109	
110	  If you compile the driver into the kernel, you have to add
111	  "pas2=<io>,<irq>,<dma>,<dma2>,<sbio>,<sbirq>,<sbdma>,<sbdma2>
112	  to the kernel command line.
113	
114	FM Synthesizer (YM3812/OPL-3) support
115	CONFIG_SOUND_YM3812
116	  Answer Y if your card has a FM chip made by Yamaha (OPL2/OPL3/OPL4).
117	  Answering Y is usually a safe and recommended choice, however some
118	  cards may have software (TSR) FM emulation. Enabling FM support with
119	  these cards may cause trouble (I don't currently know of any such
120	  cards, however).
121	  Please read the file Documentation/sound/oss/OPL3 if your card has an
122	  OPL3 chip.
123	  If you compile the driver into the kernel, you have to add
124	  "opl3=<io>" to the kernel command line.
125	
126	  If you compile your drivers into the kernel, you MUST configure 
127	  OPL3 support as a module for PAS16 support to work properly.
128	  You can then get OPL3 functionality by issuing the command:
129	  insmod opl3
130	  In addition, you must either add the following line to 
131	  /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf:
132	  options opl3 io=0x388
133	  or else add the following line to /etc/lilo.conf:
134	  opl3=0x388
135	
136	
137	EXAMPLES
138	===================================================================
139	To use the PAS16 in my computer I have enabled the following sound
140	configuration options:
141	
142	CONFIG_SOUND=y
143	CONFIG_SOUND_OSS=y
144	CONFIG_SOUND_TRACEINIT=y
145	CONFIG_SOUND_DMAP=y
146	CONFIG_SOUND_PAS=y
147	CONFIG_SOUND_SB=n
148	CONFIG_SOUND_YM3812=m
149	
150	I have also included the following append line in /etc/lilo.conf:
151	append="pas2=0x388,10,3,-1,0x220,5,1,-1 sb=0x220,5,1,-1 opl3=0x388"
152	
153	The io address of 0x388 is default configuration on the PAS16.  The
154	irq of 10 and dma of 3 may not match your installation.  The above 
155	configuration enables PAS16, 8-bit Soundblaster and OPL3
156	functionality.  If Soundblaster functionality is not desired, the
157	following line would be appropriate:
158	append="pas2=0x388,10,3,-1,0,-1,-1,-1 opl3=0x388"
159	
160	If sound is built totally modular, the above options may be 
161	specified in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf for pas2, sb and opl3
162	respectively. 
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