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    Question DOS Sound Card Drivers

    I am having a tough time figuring out how to write my autoexec.bat file to load my sound card drivers. I am not using a SB16, I am currently experimenting with my laptop, before I build the actual computer for the truck. It is a NeoMagic sound card, and I have found all the files by looking under system in the control panel. However, I think my sound and video hardware is the same card, as ther are many files listed there and they won't all fit on a floppy disk. When I build the dedicated pc, I may be looking at SB or compatible, but I would like a chance to experiment in the meantime.
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    From neomagic website: http://www.neomagic.com/products.html

    It is quite possible that new drivers will be incompatible with some aspect of any given notebook, and will require customization for the display, or some peripheral, or to co-exist with power management system software. Simply downloading a generic driver or BIOS, without in-depth knowledge of the specific notebook configuration, can make the user's problems worse instead of better. For that reason, and by agreement with our OEM customers, we do not place drivers or BIOS software on our site for end-user access. Instead, we offer direct links to the PC manufactures technical support sites.

    However they have this to:

    Commercial Linux/Unix/X-Windows:
    Xi Graphics offers commercial NeoMagic compatible drivers. NeoMagic Corporation is not affiliated with Xi Graphics, and cannot attest to the suitability of their products for your needs. However, contact information is provided as a service to end users seeking a commercially available solution.

    Please contact Xi Graphics for X drivers at www.xig.com or (303) 298-7478




    [This message has been edited by moon (edited 01-09-2000).]

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    Turns out my sound card is an SB compatible. I went to Sony's site to find the info. However, when I write the autoexec.bat file for my floppy to boot to DOS directly, I haven't had any success in loading the driver files, based upon information from a few other sites. Also, when I escape out of mpxplay, I run sbconfig, and it cannot find my sound card, even though I ran the same program in a DOS window and it gave me all the info for my sound card. What am I missing?
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    If you ran sbconfig from within windows, the soundcard is likely running of the windows drivers and therefor responds ...

    If you press f8 in the start and select command prompt only, and test it from there, you will be able to figure out which files are needed

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    I did that as well, and although there was a line about SetBlaster in the config.sys I still did not get any sound. I will check and see if I can get sbconfig to work when I boot into command prompt.
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