Sound Card Help: ALSA driver, ESSOLO 1938 PCI Sound Card

Sound Card Help: ALSA driver, ESSOLO 1938 PCI Sound Card

Post by Bria » Fri, 28 Apr 2000 04:00:00

I actually got pretty far into this, but can't make a peep come out of the
speakers (I just had a horrible thought - speakers are plugged in and turned

Got ALSA Drivers, utilities, and library files, did standard configure, make,
make install for each.
In a console window under KDE, did the following:
1. insmod soundcore - got nothing back, so I assume that worked.
2. ran the snddevices script - it happily reported making a ton of devices.
3. Edited my etc/modules.conf to the following

alias net-pf-4 off
alias net-pf-5 off
alias char-major-116 snd
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias snd-card-0 snd-card-es1938
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0

4. ran modprobe snd-card-es1938 - got nothing back, so I assume that worked as

5. I tried a couple of the tools available under the "multimedia" option of the
KDE menu - none of them can access the output dev. I tried the chmod, still no
joy. When I run /utils/alsasound start, it reports that the driver is already
running. I postulate that may be so, but would like to confirm my hypothesis by
actually hearing something from the speakers. Any help would be appreciated.



1. Sound with Essolo 1938


Thanks a lot for all your help and

I am finally able to hear sound !
I did it as follows:

The point is to compile the linux-
kernel with an "m" for modules in
the sound-section (for me it was not
as clearly written in the mini-HOWTO)
and install it.
Thereafter compile the ALSA-drivers
and install them, compile the ALSA-libs
and install them and compile the ALSA-
utils and install them according to the
Alsa-sound-mini-HOWTO. Thereafter, one
should not use "modprobe snd-es1938"
but "modprobe snd-esssolo1" to play
an audio-cd and in addition to the
above "modprobe snd-pcm1-oss" to play
wav- and mid-files. With the "alsamixer"
one has to set the loudness of the speakers
after the modprobe-commands ("master" and
"AuxA" for audio-cds and "master" and "pcm"
for mid- and wav-files). With the above,
the file "conf.modules" is not necesssary
at all in order to hear sound.

Kind regards

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