>> 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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