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.
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