Sound Card

Sound Card

Post by don.ak.. » Wed, 14 Apr 1999 04:00:00



I am installing RedHat Linux 5.2 on a machine with a Pentium 200 MMX
with 32 meg of RAM. The sound card has an ESS 1869 chip. The
sndconfig program recognizes it as an ESS 1868. After running the
sndconfig program and trying all of the various combinations of
IRQ's, and DMA's. The card still not work. I get an error of the
device is busy or maybe IRQ conflict. I get no sound when the test
sound is supposed to be heard.

Any Suggestions?????

 
 
 

Sound Card

Post by Guenter Steinbac » Fri, 16 Apr 1999 04:00:00



> I am installing RedHat Linux 5.2 on a machine with a Pentium 200 MMX
> with 32 meg of RAM. The sound card has an ESS 1869 chip. The
> sndconfig program recognizes it as an ESS 1868. After running the
> sndconfig program and trying all of the various combinations of
> IRQ's, and DMA's. The card still not work. I get an error of the
> device is busy or maybe IRQ conflict. I get no sound when the test
> sound is supposed to be heard.


for me at least in part.  I have a "real" ES1868 chip.

Quote:> > I got it working a couple of weeks ago.  Here is the content of
> > /etc/conf.modules
> >     alias sound sb
> >     alias midi opl3
> >     options opl3 io=0x388
> >     options sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1

> > Also, I had to edit  /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit   --  and diasble
> > /sbin/isapnp   from autoprobing
> > at boot-time.

My sound works now, but MIDI does not.  You should check in Windows, if
you have it on the same machine, which IO base address, IRQ, DMA your
card uses under Windows, then change the above lines to conform.

Good luck.
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Sound Card

Post by David Ript » Sun, 18 Apr 1999 04:00:00





>> I am installing RedHat Linux 5.2 on a machine with a Pentium 200 MMX
>> with 32 meg of RAM. The sound card has an ESS 1869 chip. The
>> sndconfig program recognizes it as an ESS 1868. After running the
>> sndconfig program and trying all of the various combinations of
>> IRQ's, and DMA's. The card still not work. I get an error of the
>> device is busy or maybe IRQ conflict. I get no sound when the test
>> sound is supposed to be heard.


>for me at least in part.  I have a "real" ES1868 chip.
>> > I got it working a couple of weeks ago.  Here is the content of
>> > /etc/conf.modules
>> >     alias sound sb
>> >     alias midi opl3
>> >     options opl3 io=0x388
>> >     options sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1

>> > Also, I had to edit  /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit   --  and diasble
>> > /sbin/isapnp   from autoprobing
>> > at boot-time.

>My sound works now, but MIDI does not.  You should check in Windows, if
>you have it on the same machine, which IO base address, IRQ, DMA your
>card uses under Windows, then change the above lines to conform.

My experience with the ESS1869 in my laptop has been identical.  Sound
works great if I run sndconfig with the right parameters (same as yours;
note that the ESS1869 has 2 DMA addresses but sndconfig only takes one),
but MIDI is silent.  I'll keep trying.

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