Alsa and ESS688? Does it really work?

Alsa and ESS688? Does it really work?

Post by Georg Schwa » Sun, 01 Dec 2002 18:08:05

I'm trying to get to run Alsa (got the latest development version from on a system with onboard ES688.

Here's what I get:

modprobe snd-es1688

/lib/modules/2.2.22/misc/snd-es1688.o: init_module: Device or resource
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
/lib/modules/2.2.22/misc/snd-es1688.o: insmod
/lib/modules/2.2.22/misc/snd-es1688.o failed
/lib/modules/2.2.22/misc/snd-es1688.o: insmod snd-es1688 failed

According to
echnology&card=ES688&chip=ES688&module=es1688 the ES688 should be

What am I doing wrong? What could I do to solve that issue?

Using OSS works find on that system.

(after doing modprobe sb:)

Soundblaster audio driver Copyright (C) by Hannu Savolainen 1993-1996
SB 3.01 detected OK (220)
ESS chip ES688 detected
<ESS ES688 AudioDrive (rev 6) (3.01)> at 0x220 i rq 7 dma 1,5

Georg Schwarz