No sound from Ensoniq es1371 sound card

No sound from Ensoniq es1371 sound card

Post by peter_gerstenber.. » Mon, 06 Dec 1999 04:00:00



Having trouble configuring an Ensoniq es1371 on RH 6.0 linux-2.2.5-15?
I have recompiled my kernel several times in an attempt to get the card
working with my system.  It appears that the card loads regardless of
whether I link it directly to the kernel or compile it as a module.
IRQ=11 and io=0x1080.  These are the same parameters used by win98 which
I have dual booted on my system.  The card works fine under win98, and I
hear that it will work just as well with Linux but I'm not there yet.
I've used sndconfig which sees the card but I get no audible sound when
it tests it.  I've tried selecting es1370 as well as some of the
soundblaster modules just for kicks and that action either crashes the
sndconfig program or simply has no effect.  I've also tried using
"modprobe -k es1371" to no avail.  The system takes the command just
fine but I still get nothing when I run an audio cd.  /etc/conf.modules
seems to be set up appropriately for es1371.  I've checked
/var/logs/messages and get indications that all is ok regarding loading
sound there.  Speakers are turned on and plugged in just as they are for
win98.  One thing that troubles me is although I'm not seeing much in
the way of errors being reported, when I try and cat /dev/sndstat I get
"no such device" or something like that.  I also don't seem to have the
lspci command as root. Nothing in whereis and didn't show up using find.

I've got a PIII 500 and a Toshiba 6x DVD drive.  Question: if the card
seems to load and the cdrom program appears to work but I get no sound
either from it or from the sound files used by the sndconfig command,
could it be that the problem lies elsewhere?  Are there device drivers
for either my speakers or the DVD/cdrom drive that are perhaps a little
out of the ordinary but required especially for my ensoniq 1371 card.
I're read some things that seem to suggest that a special cdrom driver
is needed that will interface with SoundBlaster cards.  If it's not used
the card won't play.  I understand that Ensoniq somehow or another is
closely related to SoundBlaster.  It gives me the idea that although my
cdrom is working it may not be producing output the sound card can use.
 Maybe there's an issue like that with my speakers too???  I don't know
and neither does RH support.  Help please if you know.  I'll post the
solution when I get one.

Thanks,
pjg

Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
Before you buy.

 
 
 

No sound from Ensoniq es1371 sound card

Post by mirce » Mon, 06 Dec 1999 04:00:00



> Having trouble configuring an Ensoniq es1371 on RH 6.0 linux-2.2.5-15?
> I have recompiled my kernel several times in an attempt to get the card
> working with my system.  It appears that the card loads regardless of
> whether I link it directly to the kernel or compile it as a module.
> IRQ=11 and io=0x1080.  These are the same parameters used by win98 which
> I have dual booted on my system.  The card works fine under win98, and I
> hear that it will work just as well with Linux but I'm not there yet.
> I've used sndconfig which sees the card but I get no audible sound when
> it tests it.  I've tried selecting es1370 as well as some of the
> soundblaster modules just for kicks and that action either crashes the
> sndconfig program or simply has no effect.  I've also tried using
> "modprobe -k es1371" to no avail.  The system takes the command just
> fine but I still get nothing when I run an audio cd.  /etc/conf.modules
> seems to be set up appropriately for es1371.  I've checked
> /var/logs/messages and get indications that all is ok regarding loading
> sound there.  Speakers are turned on and plugged in just as they are for
> win98.  One thing that troubles me is although I'm not seeing much in
> the way of errors being reported, when I try and cat /dev/sndstat I get
> "no such device" or something like that.  I also don't seem to have the
> lspci command as root. Nothing in whereis and didn't show up using find.

> I've got a PIII 500 and a Toshiba 6x DVD drive.  Question: if the card
> seems to load and the cdrom program appears to work but I get no sound
> either from it or from the sound files used by the sndconfig command,
> could it be that the problem lies elsewhere?  Are there device drivers
> for either my speakers or the DVD/cdrom drive that are perhaps a little
> out of the ordinary but required especially for my ensoniq 1371 card.
> I're read some things that seem to suggest that a special cdrom driver
> is needed that will interface with SoundBlaster cards.  If it's not used
> the card won't play.  I understand that Ensoniq somehow or another is
> closely related to SoundBlaster.  It gives me the idea that although my
> cdrom is working it may not be producing output the sound card can use.
>  Maybe there's an issue like that with my speakers too???  I don't know
> and neither does RH support.  Help please if you know.  I'll post the
> solution when I get one.

One common problem many people have with sound is the master volume
being muted by default. Fire a mixer app and check this.

MST

 
 
 

No sound from Ensoniq es1371 sound card

Post by Eric Hardist » Mon, 06 Dec 1999 04:00:00



> Having trouble configuring an Ensoniq es1371 on RH 6.0 linux-2.2.5-15?
> I have recompiled my kernel several times in an attempt to get the card
> working with my system.  It appears that the card loads regardless of
> whether I link it directly to the kernel or compile it as a module.
> IRQ=11 and io=0x1080.  These are the same parameters used by win98 which
> I have dual booted on my system.  The card works fine under win98, and I
> hear that it will work just as well with Linux but I'm not there yet.
> I've used sndconfig which sees the card but I get no audible sound when
> it tests it.  I've tried selecting es1370 as well as some of the
> soundblaster modules just for kicks and that action either crashes the
> sndconfig program or simply has no effect.  I've also tried using
> "modprobe -k es1371" to no avail.  The system takes the command just
> fine but I still get nothing when I run an audio cd.  /etc/conf.modules
> seems to be set up appropriately for es1371.  I've checked
> /var/logs/messages and get indications that all is ok regarding loading
> sound there.  Speakers are turned on and plugged in just as they are for
> win98.  One thing that troubles me is although I'm not seeing much in
> the way of errors being reported, when I try and cat /dev/sndstat I get
> "no such device" or something like that.  I also don't seem to have the
> lspci command as root. Nothing in whereis and didn't show up using find.

> I've got a PIII 500 and a Toshiba 6x DVD drive.  Question: if the card
> seems to load and the cdrom program appears to work but I get no sound
> either from it or from the sound files used by the sndconfig command,
> could it be that the problem lies elsewhere?  Are there device drivers
> for either my speakers or the DVD/cdrom drive that are perhaps a little
> out of the ordinary but required especially for my ensoniq 1371 card.
> I're read some things that seem to suggest that a special cdrom driver
> is needed that will interface with SoundBlaster cards.  If it's not used
> the card won't play.  I understand that Ensoniq somehow or another is
> closely related to SoundBlaster.  It gives me the idea that although my
> cdrom is working it may not be producing output the sound card can use.
>  Maybe there's an issue like that with my speakers too???  I don't know
> and neither does RH support.  Help please if you know.  I'll post the
> solution when I get one.

> Thanks,
> pjg

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.

I have the exact same problem.  I'm running an AMD K6-II with a 40X
CD-ROM.  I can't get any sound either.  Ensoniq was bought by
SoundBlaster.  The sound card is assigned to IRQ 11 as well.  The output
of dmesg relating to the card is:

es1371: version v0.13 time 18:53:02 Dec  5 1999
es1371: found adapter at io 0xfcc0 irq 11
es1371: features: joystick 0x0
PCI: Enabling bus mastering for device 00:58
es1371: codec vendor CRY revision 19
es1371: codec features Headphone out 20bit DAC 18bit ADC
es1371: stereo enhancement: Crystal Semiconductor 3D Stereo Enhancement
Sound initialization started
Sound initialization complete

/dev/sndstat tells me the following.  I do have the driver compiled into
the kernel, but it doens't tell me that the card is configured.  
sndstatOSS/Free:3.8s2++-971130
Load type: Driver compiled into kernel
Kernel: Linux hardisty 2.2.12-20 #4 Sun Dec 5 18:50:41 EST 1999 i586
Config options: 0

Installed drivers:

Card config:

Audio devices:

Synth devices:

Midi devices:

Timers:
0: System clock

Mixers:          

Can anybody help?
If a default mute setting is the problem, how can I change that?

Eric

 
 
 

No sound from Ensoniq es1371 sound card

Post by Dances With Crow » Mon, 06 Dec 1999 04:00:00



> Having trouble configuring an Ensoniq es1371 on RH 6.0 linux-2.2.5-15?
> I have recompiled my kernel several times in an attempt to get the card
> working with my system.  It appears that the card loads regardless of

Hmm.  Well, OSS/pay supports that card, I know for sure... I have one of
those and bought OSS/pay because I was new to Linux and such.  OSS/pay,
oddly enough, required that I upgrade the kernel to 2.2.10 before it
even considered working with the card.  After that, it worked great.

I suppose you could try getting OSS's demo from their website and see if
that works/+ tells you useful info.  www.4front.com ; free but only
works for 20 minutes at a time.  Yech.

To get the mixer device working, there are many options.  kmix is the
default for those running KDE; "apropos mix" to see what command-line
mixers are installed.  There's probably a really good one for GNOME,
too, but I can't remember its name offhand.  

HTH,
--MG

 
 
 

No sound from Ensoniq es1371 sound card

Post by jacob walt » Mon, 06 Dec 1999 04:00:00



> Having trouble configuring an Ensoniq es1371 on RH 6.0 linux-2.2.5-15?
> I have recompiled my kernel several times in an attempt to get the card
> working with my system.  It appears that the card loads regardless of
> whether I link it directly to the kernel or compile it as a module.
> IRQ=11 and io=0x1080.  These are the same parameters used by win98 which
> I have dual booted on my system.  The card works fine under win98, and I
> hear that it will work just as well with Linux but I'm not there yet.
> I've used sndconfig which sees the card but I get no audible sound when
> it tests it.  I've tried selecting es1370 as well as some of the
> soundblaster modules just for kicks and that action either crashes the
> sndconfig program or simply has no effect.  I've also tried using
> "modprobe -k es1371" to no avail.  The system takes the command just
> fine but I still get nothing when I run an audio cd.  /etc/conf.modules
> seems to be set up appropriately for es1371.  I've checked
> /var/logs/messages and get indications that all is ok regarding loading
> sound there.  Speakers are turned on and plugged in just as they are for
> win98.  One thing that troubles me is although I'm not seeing much in
> the way of errors being reported, when I try and cat /dev/sndstat I get
> "no such device" or something like that.  I also don't seem to have the
> lspci command as root. Nothing in whereis and didn't show up using find.

> I've got a PIII 500 and a Toshiba 6x DVD drive.  Question: if the card
> seems to load and the cdrom program appears to work but I get no sound
> either from it or from the sound files used by the sndconfig command,
> could it be that the problem lies elsewhere?  Are there device drivers
> for either my speakers or the DVD/cdrom drive that are perhaps a little
> out of the ordinary but required especially for my ensoniq 1371 card.
> I're read some things that seem to suggest that a special cdrom driver
> is needed that will interface with SoundBlaster cards.  If it's not used
> the card won't play.  I understand that Ensoniq somehow or another is
> closely related to SoundBlaster.  It gives me the idea that although my
> cdrom is working it may not be producing output the sound card can use.
>  Maybe there's an issue like that with my speakers too???  I don't know
> and neither does RH support.  Help please if you know.  I'll post the
> solution when I get one.

> Thanks,
> pjg

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.

i am using a soundblaster 16 pci card in my RH 6.0 box.  this card
uses the ensoniq 1371 driver.  i didn't do anything special to get
it working - basically installed the card, recompiled the kernel,
rebooted, and it worked. my kernel is 2.2.5-15 (the card also worked
with 2.2.13).  the boot messages:

es1371: version v0.10 time 15:12:10 Dec  1 1999
es1371: found adapter at io 0xb800 irq 10
es1371: features: joystick 0x0
es1371: codec vendor TRA revision 3
es1371: codec features none
es1371: stereo enhancement: no 3D stereo enhancement    

i have the driver compiled directly into the kernel, not as a module
(not that that should matter).  and i also get 'No such device' when
doing cat /dev/sndstat.  

HTH.
--
waltz at vivaldi dot gmu dot edu

 
 
 

No sound from Ensoniq es1371 sound card

Post by Benoit Marica » Tue, 07 Dec 1999 04:00:00


I had similar problems using my SB128 PCI (Ensonic 1371) on Athlon-500. In fact,
if I used 'cat sample.au > /dev/audio', I could hear something very distorded,
but with the 'play' command, everything works fine. The audio card is also
supported when using e-sound (Enlightenment).

I think I can say that I only have problems with programs using the ALSA drivers
(KDE system sounds, kmix, ...) which are not compatible with the es1371 module
of the kernel. When modprobing the second module, you will get the 'driver or
resource busy' message.

One way to remedy to this problem is to use the ALSA drivers (free in comparison
with OSS) in place of the kernel driver. Don't forget to read the doc before
reconfiguring the /etc/modules.conf file.

Good luck,
--
Benoit MARICAU

 
 
 

No sound from Ensoniq es1371 sound card

Post by Gerald O. Painte » Wed, 08 Dec 1999 04:00:00


I struggled with this for weeks.  It turned out that my Boston Acoustics
speakers had two cables--one for digital soundcard output and one for
analog.  The digital output worked fine in Win98 but could not be heard in
Linux.  The analog output could be heard in both Linux and Win98.  The Linux
driver was working all along and I didn't even know it.

It may not be your problem but my Gateway PIII 550 had both a digital and an
analog cable for the speaker which plugged into the woofer.  Use the analog
output.


Quote:

> Having trouble configuring an Ensoniq es1371 on RH 6.0 linux-2.2.5-15?
> I have recompiled my kernel several times in an attempt to get the card
> working with my system.  It appears that the card loads regardless of
> whether I link it directly to the kernel or compile it as a module.
> IRQ=11 and io=0x1080.  These are the same parameters used by win98 which
> I have dual booted on my system.  The card works fine under win98, and I
> hear that it will work just as well with Linux but I'm not there yet.
> I've used sndconfig which sees the card but I get no audible sound when
> it tests it.  I've tried selecting es1370 as well as some of the
> soundblaster modules just for kicks and that action either crashes the
> sndconfig program or simply has no effect.  I've also tried using
> "modprobe -k es1371" to no avail.  The system takes the command just
> fine but I still get nothing when I run an audio cd.  /etc/conf.modules
> seems to be set up appropriately for es1371.  I've checked
> /var/logs/messages and get indications that all is ok regarding loading
> sound there.  Speakers are turned on and plugged in just as they are for
> win98.  One thing that troubles me is although I'm not seeing much in
> the way of errors being reported, when I try and cat /dev/sndstat I get
> "no such device" or something like that.  I also don't seem to have the
> lspci command as root. Nothing in whereis and didn't show up using find.

> I've got a PIII 500 and a Toshiba 6x DVD drive.  Question: if the card
> seems to load and the cdrom program appears to work but I get no sound
> either from it or from the sound files used by the sndconfig command,
> could it be that the problem lies elsewhere?  Are there device drivers
> for either my speakers or the DVD/cdrom drive that are perhaps a little
> out of the ordinary but required especially for my ensoniq 1371 card.
> I're read some things that seem to suggest that a special cdrom driver
> is needed that will interface with SoundBlaster cards.  If it's not used
> the card won't play.  I understand that Ensoniq somehow or another is
> closely related to SoundBlaster.  It gives me the idea that although my
> cdrom is working it may not be producing output the sound card can use.
>  Maybe there's an issue like that with my speakers too???  I don't know
> and neither does RH support.  Help please if you know.  I'll post the
> solution when I get one.

> Thanks,
> pjg

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.

 
 
 

No sound from Ensoniq es1371 sound card

Post by Gavin Li » Wed, 08 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Oh, My God! It seemed I found the way to let my SB128 PCI card run with
YOUR help. But could you please to me more detail about replacing the
ALSA driver with kernel driver?  I am new to Linux. ): Help me.

Thank you very much.


> I had similar problems using my SB128 PCI (Ensonic 1371) on Athlon-500.
In fact,
> if I used 'cat sample.au > /dev/audio', I could hear something very
distorded,
> but with the 'play' command, everything works fine. The audio card is
also
> supported when using e-sound (Enlightenment).

> I think I can say that I only have problems with programs using the ALSA
drivers
> (KDE system sounds, kmix, ...) which are not compatible with the es1371
module
> of the kernel. When modprobing the second module, you will get the
'driver or
> resource busy' message.

> One way to remedy to this problem is to use the ALSA drivers (free in
comparison
> with OSS) in place of the kernel driver. Don't forget to read the doc
before
> reconfiguring the /etc/modules.conf file.

> Good luck,
> --
> Benoit MARICAU

--
Posted via CNET Help.com
http://www.help.com/
 
 
 

No sound from Ensoniq es1371 sound card

Post by pgers.. » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Well that was pretty silly,,, thanks Gerald, you rock!  I had completely
forgotten about the dual mode output from this card.  I too have a
Gateway box with BA speakers hooked into this card.  I was using the
digital line that worked great with win98.  Dusted off and installed the
analog line that came with my setup and "voila!"  Things sound great but
I'd like to get digital working too if I can.  I take it you declared
victory and left it at that?  My guess is it's merely a matter of
getting a driver that supports digital too?  I've looked at the ALSA
site some but nothing jumped out at me as solving the digital output
issue here. Perhaps another post is in order relative to that item.

Thanks again,
pjg



> I struggled with this for weeks.  It turned out that my Boston
Acoustics
> speakers had two cables--one for digital soundcard output and one for
> analog.  The digital output worked fine in Win98 but could not be
heard in
> Linux.  The analog output could be heard in both Linux and Win98.  The
Linux
> driver was working all along and I didn't even know it.

> It may not be your problem but my Gateway PIII 550 had both a digital
and an
> analog cable for the speaker which plugged into the woofer.  Use the
analog
> output.



> > Having trouble configuring an Ensoniq es1371 on RH 6.0
linux-2.2.5-15?
> > I have recompiled my kernel several times in an attempt to get the
card
> > working with my system.  It appears that the card loads regardless
of
> > whether I link it directly to the kernel or compile it as a module.
> > IRQ=11 and io=0x1080.  These are the same parameters used by win98
which
> > I have dual booted on my system.  The card works fine under win98,
and I
> > hear that it will work just as well with Linux but I'm not there
yet.
> > I've used sndconfig which sees the card but I get no audible sound
when
> > it tests it.  I've tried selecting es1370 as well as some of the
> > soundblaster modules just for kicks and that action either crashes
the
> > sndconfig program or simply has no effect.  I've also tried using
> > "modprobe -k es1371" to no avail.  The system takes the command just
> > fine but I still get nothing when I run an audio cd.
/etc/conf.modules
> > seems to be set up appropriately for es1371.  I've checked
> > /var/logs/messages and get indications that all is ok regarding
loading
> > sound there.  Speakers are turned on and plugged in just as they are
for
> > win98.  One thing that troubles me is although I'm not seeing much
in
> > the way of errors being reported, when I try and cat /dev/sndstat I
get
> > "no such device" or something like that.  I also don't seem to have
the
> > lspci command as root. Nothing in whereis and didn't show up using
find.

> > I've got a PIII 500 and a Toshiba 6x DVD drive.  Question: if the
card
> > seems to load and the cdrom program appears to work but I get no
sound
> > either from it or from the sound files used by the sndconfig
command,
> > could it be that the problem lies elsewhere?  Are there device
drivers
> > for either my speakers or the DVD/cdrom drive that are perhaps a
little
> > out of the ordinary but required especially for my ensoniq 1371
card.
> > I're read some things that seem to suggest that a special cdrom
driver
> > is needed that will interface with SoundBlaster cards.  If it's not
used
> > the card won't play.  I understand that Ensoniq somehow or another
is
> > closely related to SoundBlaster.  It gives me the idea that although
my
> > cdrom is working it may not be producing output the sound card can
use.
> >  Maybe there's an issue like that with my speakers too???  I don't
know
> > and neither does RH support.  Help please if you know.  I'll post
the
> > solution when I get one.

> > Thanks,
> > pjg

> > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> > Before you buy.

Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
Before you buy.
 
 
 

No sound from Ensoniq es1371 sound card

Post by Benoit Marica » Fri, 10 Dec 1999 04:00:00



> Oh, My God! It seemed I found the way to let my SB128 PCI card run with
> YOUR help. But could you please to me more detail about replacing the
> ALSA driver with kernel driver?  I am new to Linux. ): Help me.

> Thank you very much.

I guess you mean replacing kernel driver by ALSA driver.

Hereafter, you can see my soundcard configuration (in /etc/conf.modules). This
configuration ensure compatibility with OSS-lite drivers.

# ISA PnP support (not really required since sb128 is a PCI card)
# take care not to reserve irq's you need for other non-ISAPnP drivers
options isapnp isapnp_reserve_irq=9,10,11,12,13  

# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-audiopci
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
options snd snd_major=116 snd_cards_limit=1        # I only have one soundcard
options snd-audiopci snd_index=1 snd_id="sb128pci" # not really required

# OSS/Lite portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore                      
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm1-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm1-oss

# end sound configuration

This configuration supports features as mixer, midi, ...

After correcting your /etc/conf.modules, run 'depmod -a' and 'rcalsasound start'
(not sure of that last command). Then try to play some audio files.

If you have a 2.2 kernel, it *MUST* support sound as module to be sure it will
work.

Good luck,
--
Benoit MARICAU

 
 
 

No sound from Ensoniq es1371 sound card

Post by Joe Manojlovic » Sun, 19 Dec 1999 04:00:00


To make everyone's life easier, just run "sndconfig" from the command
line, as root. No need to recompile or figure out which modules to load.
Redhat only, of course.

Joe Manojlovich


> Having trouble configuring an Ensoniq es1371 on RH 6.0 linux-2.2.5-15?
> I have recompiled my kernel several times in an attempt to get the card
> working with my system.  It appears that the card loads regardless of
> whether I link it directly to the kernel or compile it as a module.
> IRQ=11 and io=0x1080.  These are the same parameters used by win98 which
> I have dual booted on my system.  The card works fine under win98, and I
> hear that it will work just as well with Linux but I'm not there yet.
> I've used sndconfig which sees the card but I get no audible sound when
> it tests it.  I've tried selecting es1370 as well as some of the
> soundblaster modules just for kicks and that action either crashes the
> sndconfig program or simply has no effect.  I've also tried using
> "modprobe -k es1371" to no avail.  The system takes the command just
> fine but I still get nothing when I run an audio cd.  /etc/conf.modules
> seems to be set up appropriately for es1371.  I've checked
> /var/logs/messages and get indications that all is ok regarding loading
> sound there.  Speakers are turned on and plugged in just as they are for
> win98.  One thing that troubles me is although I'm not seeing much in
> the way of errors being reported, when I try and cat /dev/sndstat I get
> "no such device" or something like that.  I also don't seem to have the
> lspci command as root. Nothing in whereis and didn't show up using find.

> I've got a PIII 500 and a Toshiba 6x DVD drive.  Question: if the card
> seems to load and the cdrom program appears to work but I get no sound
> either from it or from the sound files used by the sndconfig command,
> could it be that the problem lies elsewhere?  Are there device drivers
> for either my speakers or the DVD/cdrom drive that are perhaps a little
> out of the ordinary but required especially for my ensoniq 1371 card.
> I're read some things that seem to suggest that a special cdrom driver
> is needed that will interface with SoundBlaster cards.  If it's not used
> the card won't play.  I understand that Ensoniq somehow or another is
> closely related to SoundBlaster.  It gives me the idea that although my
> cdrom is working it may not be producing output the sound card can use.
>  Maybe there's an issue like that with my speakers too???  I don't know
> and neither does RH support.  Help please if you know.  I'll post the
> solution when I get one.

> Thanks,
> pjg

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.

 
 
 

No sound from Ensoniq es1371 sound card

Post by T. Pukeit » Mon, 20 Dec 1999 04:00:00



> To make everyone's life easier, just run "sndconfig" from the command
> line, as root. No need to recompile or figure out which modules to load.
> Redhat only, of course.

> Joe Manojlovich


Hi. I have the same sound card running  under RedHat 6.0 on a Pentium II 350.
The previous reply is the way I installed it on my system. That is, run
sndconfig from a command line as root. The card was autodetected correctly.

Cheers
Tim

 
 
 

1. No sound from Ensoniq es1371 sound card

Having trouble configuring an Ensoniq es1371 on RH 6.0 linux-2.2.5-15?
I have recompiled my kernel several times in an attempt to get the card
working with my system.  It appears that the card loads regardless of
whether I link it directly to the kernel or compile it as a module.
IRQ=11 and io=0x1080.  These are the same parameters used by win98 which
I have dual booted on my system.  The card works fine under win98, and I
hear that it will work just as well with Linux but I'm not there yet.
I've used sndconfig which sees the card but I get no audible sound when
it tests it.  I've tried selecting es1370 as well as some of the
soundblaster modules just for kicks and that action either crashes the
sndconfig program or simply has no effect.  I've also tried using
"modprobe -k es1371" to no avail.  The system takes the command just
fine but I still get nothing when I run an audio cd.  /etc/conf.modules
seems to be set up appropriately for es1371.  I've checked
/var/logs/messages and get indications that all is ok regarding loading
sound there.  Speakers are turned on and plugged in just as they are for
win98.  One thing that troubles me is although I'm not seeing much in
the way of errors being reported, when I try and cat /dev/sndstat I get
"no such device" or something like that.  I also don't seem to have the
lspci command as root. Nothing in whereis and didn't show up using find.

I've got a PIII 500 and a Toshiba 6x DVD drive.  Question: if the card
seems to load and the cdrom program appears to work but I get no sound
either from it or from the sound files used by the sndconfig command,
could it be that the problem lies elsewhere?  Are there device drivers
for either my speakers or the DVD/cdrom drive that are perhaps a little
out of the ordinary but required especially for my ensoniq 1371 card?
I've read some things that seem to suggest that a special cdrom driver
is needed that will interface with SoundBlaster cards.  If it's not used
the card won't play.  I don't know if that case applies here or not.  I
understand that Ensoniq somehow or another is closely related to
SoundBlaster.  It gives me the idea that although my cdrom is working it
may not be producing output the sound card can use.  Maybe there's an
issue like that with my speakers too???  I don't know and neither does
RH support.  Help please if you know.  I'll post the solution when I get
one.

Thanks,
pjg

Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
Before you buy.

2. XF86 3.3.2 SVGA Trident 9685 problems

3. NFS server fails: [nfssvc: Function not implemented]

4. Sound card problem: Ensoniq ES1371 audio PCI-97 chip set

5. wuFTP in Red hat Linux........(waiting for welcome message.) why take so long?

6. Ensoniq AudioPCI ES1371 sound card problem

7. DNS and domain mail exchange - solved

8. es1371.o ensoniq sound missing symbol

9. Sound : no sound with Ensoniq pc1371 and Mandrake 6.1

10. Sound: Replace beep with other sound thru pc speaker/sound card?

11. Re : Sound : no sound with Ensoniq pc1371 and Mandrake 6.1

12. Problems with an es1371 sound card (midi)