HELP PLEASE! - sound card woes

HELP PLEASE! - sound card woes

Post by Sean Turne » Fri, 27 Aug 1999 04:00:00



I've been trying in vain for weeks to get my sound card to work.  I've
got a Creative Ensoniq AudioPCI 64D.  I figured out that it's the 1371
chipset by checking the pci settings (I can't remember where how to do
this).   Initially, I had the 2.2.5-11 kernel and tried to get it to
work.  No go.  Then I tried the alsa drivers.  Again no go (I'm sure I'm

not setting it up right, but the documentation was really hard to
follow).  So after a few weeks of mucking about I've moved onto to the
2.2.11 kernel because somebody told me it supported my card.  Well I
compiled it with sound support in the kernel, the card as a module.  I
followed the SOUND howto and saw that a "ls -l /dev/sndstat" actually
returned something.  But, when I did "cat /dev/sndtat" it's empty.  I
used "modprobe es1371" to load the module but still nothing.

So I'm going to start from scratch and recompile the 2.2.11 kernel.  I
know I need to pick sound support, and my sound card.  My sound card
needs to be comipled as a module.  I also included isapnp just in case
and some other pci related things.  Do I need to tick the OSS free
modules too?

I am a little frustrated some could sombody please help me!

spt

a.k.a. the guy with the mute computer

 
 
 

HELP PLEASE! - sound card woes

Post by Timothy Ca » Sun, 29 Aug 1999 04:00:00



>I've been trying in vain for weeks to get my sound card to work.  I've
>got a Creative Ensoniq AudioPCI 64D.  I figured out that it's the 1371
>chipset by checking the pci settings (I can't remember where how to do
>this).   Initially, I had the 2.2.5-11 kernel and tried to get it to
>work...

Hi Sean,

Once you have Linux back up, check out the 4Front website.  They have a
driver that is apparently compatible with many sound card configurations.
You can download a demo to see if it works for your system.

Like yours, my system was mute after installing Linux (Red Hat 5.1). My
sound card was supposed to be activated automatically, but was not. Their
driver can be turned on and off from the command line.
   Best regards,
   -Tim

 
 
 

HELP PLEASE! - sound card woes

Post by Ralf Siemienie » Thu, 02 Sep 1999 04:00:00



> I've been trying in vain for weeks to get my sound card to work.  I've
> got a Creative Ensoniq AudioPCI 64D.  I figured out that it's the 1371
> chipset by checking the pci settings (I can't remember where how to do
> this).   Initially, I had the 2.2.5-11 kernel and tried to get it to
> work.  No go.  Then I tried the alsa drivers.  Again no go (I'm sure I'm

> not setting it up right, but the documentation was really hard to
> follow).  So after a few weeks of mucking about I've moved onto to the
> 2.2.11 kernel because somebody told me it supported my card.  Well I
> compiled it with sound support in the kernel, the card as a module.  I
> followed the SOUND howto and saw that a "ls -l /dev/sndstat" actually
> returned something.  But, when I did "cat /dev/sndtat" it's empty.  I
> used "modprobe es1371" to load the module but still nothing.

> So I'm going to start from scratch and recompile the 2.2.11 kernel.  I
> know I need to pick sound support, and my sound card.  My sound card
> needs to be comipled as a module.  I also included isapnp just in case
> and some other pci related things.  Do I need to tick the OSS free
> modules too?

> I am a little frustrated some could sombody please help me!

> spt

> a.k.a. the guy with the mute computer

Hi, Sean,

Your card should work with Kernel 2.2.5 or later. Since the AudioPCI64 or
128 does not support the sndstat-device,
there is no wonder that there is silence only.
I'm using a SB 128 PCI with similar start problems. I use Suse-Linux,, so
maybe some of the following notes may be a bit different with other
distributions. I'm using sound as modules first:

 I had to edit the /etc/conf.modules file. the lines
      alias char-major-14 off
      alias sound off
      alias midi off
should change to:
      alias char-major-14 es1371
      # alias sound off
      # alias midi off
Start a mixer. Now using 'lsmod' should tell something about es1371 and
soundcore modules. If nothing works, retry after depmod -a.
In my syztem, I was able to play sound by using rplay nnn.wav - take care
about your mixer !!!
If you are using KDE, you have to start the sound by editing
/opt/kde/bin/startkde:
      kaudioserver &
      kwmsound &
Anything works fine, it is not necessary to use OSS oor ALSA (nevertheless,
ALSA works fine too, but ALSA mutes the channels at each Reboot of the
system). But, the mixer standard is very silent ...   :-)

Please tell me, if you have success

Ralf

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HELP PLEASE! - sound card woes

Post by Torleiv Flatebo Ringe » Thu, 02 Sep 1999 04:00:00


I was able to get my es1371 card to work in RH6 by choosing to compile
sound (iinto the kernnel) as a module (this is default, so i didn't
even have to compile another kernel), then choosing to compile the
audioPCI driver (es1371) as a module. After a make modules, I edited
my /etc/conf.modules to look like:

alias sound es1371

it worked fine after that (next reboot of course, or you could type
`insmod sound` if you don;t want to reboot.

Quote:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 9/1/99, 4:48:37 AM, Ralf Siemieniec

PLEASE! - sound card woes:


> > I've been trying in vain for weeks to get my sound card to work.  I've
> > got a Creative Ensoniq AudioPCI 64D.  I figured out that it's the 1371
> > chipset by checking the pci settings (I can't remember where how to do
> > this).   Initially, I had the 2.2.5-11 kernel and tried to get it to
> > work.  No go.  Then I tried the alsa drivers.  Again no go (I'm sure
I'm

> > not setting it up right, but the documentation was really hard to
> > follow).  So after a few weeks of mucking about I've moved onto to the
> > 2.2.11 kernel because somebody told me it supported my card.  Well I
> > compiled it with sound support in the kernel, the card as a module.  I
> > followed the SOUND howto and saw that a "ls -l /dev/sndstat" actually
> > returned something.  But, when I did "cat /dev/sndtat" it's empty.  I
> > used "modprobe es1371" to load the module but still nothing.

> > So I'm going to start from scratch and recompile the 2.2.11 kernel.  I
> > know I need to pick sound support, and my sound card.  My sound card
> > needs to be comipled as a module.  I also included isapnp just in case
> > and some other pci related things.  Do I need to tick the OSS free
> > modules too?

> > I am a little frustrated some could sombody please help me!

> > spt

> > a.k.a. the guy with the mute computer
> Hi, Sean,
> Your card should work with Kernel 2.2.5 or later. Since the AudioPCI64
or
> 128 does not support the sndstat-device,
> there is no wonder that there is silence only.
> I'm using a SB 128 PCI with similar start problems. I use Suse-Linux,,
so
> maybe some of the following notes may be a bit different with other
> distributions. I'm using sound as modules first:
>  I had to edit the /etc/conf.modules file. the lines
>       alias char-major-14 off
>       alias sound off
>       alias midi off
> should change to:
>       alias char-major-14 es1371
>       # alias sound off
>       # alias midi off
> Start a mixer. Now using 'lsmod' should tell something about es1371
and
> soundcore modules. If nothing works, retry after depmod -a.
> In my syztem, I was able to play sound by using rplay nnn.wav - take
care
> about your mixer !!!
> If you are using KDE, you have to start the sound by editing
> /opt/kde/bin/startkde:
>       kaudioserver &
>       kwmsound &
> Anything works fine, it is not necessary to use OSS oor ALSA
(nevertheless,
> ALSA works fine too, but ALSA mutes the channels at each Reboot of the
> system). But, the mixer standard is very silent ...   :-)
> Please tell me, if you have success
> Ralf
> --
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> *                                             *
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