|One annoyance reported by those with newer model Aptivas with the Crystal Semiconductor sound card is that upon every startup the following message is presented:
Using default firmware
While this does not indicate a problem (see IBM's explanation HERE) this "informational message in error message format" has bothered many users. Previously there was no way to eliminate this message, however a number of Aptiva owners have noted that after applying the updated audio drivers from Crystal this message no longer appears.
In addition to removing the "cannot load..." message on some older Aptivas the latest drivers from Crystal add the following functionality:
These drivers should be usable on Aptiva models 2159-S80, 2159-S90, 2161, 2162, 2136, 2137, 2138, 2139 and 2153. While these drivers will work with the CS4237 chipset on 2140 and 2142 Aptiva systems as these models feature not one but TWO Crystal chips and the only source for drivers for the second CS4610 chipset is IBM the most current drivers suggested for 2140/2142 models are in IBM's 214X_DX5 update file.
After downloading the appropriate file be sure to read the README
file contained therein.
Things to Note:
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