: I have a Pentium 120 with all the extras, but am considering replacing
: my soundcard. I am also going to install Linux very soon, so I am
: seeking advice here first. I currently have an Ensoniq Soundscape,
: although the 1.3.x kernel now supports it, I've heard that it's near
: impossible to setup and that special linux ssinit .exe's are hard to
: find. Has anyone set up Ensoniq's successfully and/or easily?
: I was thinking about switching to a SB 32 AWE PnP card. This is
: relatively new, so does anyone know if the kernel does/will support it
: Or how easy SB cards are to setup in linux?
I have an Ensoniq Soundscape and have been running it successfully under
1.2.13 for a long time and am now successfully running it under 1.2.52.
As for it being impossible to setup I certainly have not found this to
be the case. In answer to the 'special linux ssinit .exe's', these are
distributed as part of the snd-util-3.0.tar.gz and the total effort
required is maximally:
1. Edit the one and only source file ssinit.c to select the right
sndscape.co? to download. This is a one character
2. compile using gcc -o ssinit ssinit.c
3. cp ssinit /usr/local/bin
3. Add a line of the form /usr/local/bin/ssinit to rc.local
If you are worried about answering the DMA/IRQ questions then the
following are the setting I use (your mileage may vary).
#define SSCAPE_BASE 0x330
#define SSCAPE_IRQ 9
#define SSCAPE_DMA 3
#define SSCAPE_MSS_BASE 0x534
#define SSCAPE_MSS_IRQ 5
#define SSCAPE_MSS_DMA 1
Lastly, I have been using xmcd (1.4) to play music cd's. And xmmix (1.1)
as a mixer. If you want to play MIDI stuff then playmidi (2.2) seems to
work just fine.
Hope some of this help, regards,