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soundcard C-Media CMI8330/C3D
model: C-Media CMI8330/C3D(model id: 2128)
possible other names of the device:
C-Media Electronics Inc
VendorID:ProductID code of the device:
year of commercialization:
tested on:
Parabola GNU/Linux
tested with the following kernel libre:
does it work with free software?
free driver used:

Sound Blaster 16 clone. It doesn't work even after inserting the required module, it loads and apears to work but there is no sound output. The front plate doesn't have the jacks labeled so i'm not sure which is the speaker one, but one of them produces white noise when plugging. I tested even the CD-in and it still refuses to work. There are some errors on dmesg but I doubt there's a problem with the driver so most likely it's my card the faulty one.

It works now, not sure if the updated kernel or a setting made a difference. Like the rest of the ISA cards the module has to be modprobed

modprobe snd-cmi8330
is this case. Fabrication year from the sticker on the back of it shows 2002/9.

hwinfo --verbose --sound

23: ISA(PnP) 01.0: 0401 Multimedia audio controller             
  [Created at isapnp.142]
  Unique ID: R_Yp.eYoMb3EKowF
  SysFS ID: /devices/pnp1/01:01/01:01.00
  SysFS BusID: 01:01.00
  Hardware Class: sound
  Model: "CMI8330. Audio Adapter"
  Vendor: CMI 
  Device: eisa 0x0001 "CMI8330. Audio Adapter"
  SubVendor: @@@ 
  SubDevice: eisa 0x0001 
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: snd-cmi8330 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe snd-cmi8330"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown


[  559.010976] cmi8330 01:01.00: [io  0x0530-0x0537]
[  559.011003] cmi8330 01:01.00: [io  0x0388-0x038f]
[  559.011064] cmi8330 01:01.00: [io  0x0530-0x0537]
[  559.011087] cmi8330 01:01.00: [io  0x0388-0x038f]
[  559.011193] cmi8330 01:01.00: [irq 5]
[  559.011213] cmi8330 01:01.00: [dma 1]
[  559.013511] cmi8330 01:01.00: activated
[  559.013539] cmi8330 01:01.03: [io  0x0220-0x022f]
[  559.013673] cmi8330 01:01.03: [irq 10]
[  559.013693] cmi8330 01:01.03: [dma 3]
[  559.013709] cmi8330 01:01.03: [dma 5]
[  559.019054] cmi8330 01:01.03: activated
[  559.019100] cmi8330 01:01.01: [io  0x0330-0x0331]
[  559.019146] cmi8330 01:01.01: [io  0x0300-0x0301]
[  559.019344] cmi8330 01:01.01: unable to assign resources
[  559.019358] SA sound/isa/cmi8330.c:378 MPU-401 PnP configure failure: will be disabled
[  559.027470] SA sound/isa/wss/wss_lib.c:447 mce_down - exit = 0xb
[  559.037518] SA sound/isa/wss/wss_lib.c:447 mce_down - exit = 0xb
[  559.047509] SA sound/isa/wss/wss_lib.c:447 mce_down - exit = 0xb
[  559.057508] SA sound/isa/wss/wss_lib.c:447 mce_down - exit = 0xb
[  559.067510] SA sound/isa/wss/wss_lib.c:447 mce_down - exit = 0xb

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