: I have recently purchased a P166 Gateway w/ a couple of 1+gig harddrives
: with Win95 load on them and a Ensoniq Soundscape card. I have loaded
: Linux ver 1.2.13 and download various 1.3.XX kernels. Linux works
: great, I have my CDROM working fine, my display and all that but, don't
: have a sound card working yet. I have tried upto version 1.3.83 and
: can't get it work. I used the numbers for the hardware out of Win95 in
: make config, but no luck.
: When the machine boots is says:
: Initializing sound card.
: Sound card initilized ok. (or something)
: However, no /dev/dsp is getting created.
: Any Ideas?
: Doug Miller
You might like to take a look at http://personal.eunet.fi/pp/voxware
where Hannu Savolainen maintains a current status for UNIX Sound System
(the sound driver code used by Linux).
I assume you have a Plug-n-Play (PnP) card, as I do (I have a Gateway
with Ensoniq Soundscape PnP). If so, it's not currently supported
by Linux. I don't know how long it'll be until there's a driver for it,
but it seems to depend on general PnP support in Linux, which, according
to Hannu, seems targeted for Linux 2.1.x, whenever that will be.
Apparently, the only real difference between the non-PnP and the PnP
cards is in the initialization, which is kind of crucial.
So, meanwhile, we'll just have to keep silent (or Linux will, anyway). :-(