If not, then please click on the following link: http://users.bigpond.net.au/blmiller/linux/ess1868-2.6.html
Please update any links to this page you may have had.
Also, I just want to say that I am no expert on sound cards; have no ties with ESS Technologies; and make no claims that what I have done to get my ESS 1868 sound card running on my Linux system will work for you. This is just a helpfull hint for those who are experiencing a challenge getting more that that anoying BEEP out of the internal speaker.
Compiling the kernel is no different to usual. Personally I use make menuconfig to configure my kernel before compiling it. Here are a few screen dumps of what I configured:
Bus options (PCI, PCMCIA, EISA, MCA, ISA) ---> [*] PCI support PCI access mode (Any) ---> [*] Legacy /proc/pci interface [*] PCI device name database [*] ISA support [ ] EISA support [ ] MCA support < > NatSemi SCx200 support [*] Support for hot-pluggable devices PCMCIA/CardBus support ---> PCI Hotplug Support ---> Device Drivers ---> Plug and Play support ---> [*] Plug and Play support [*] PnP Debug Messages --- Protocols [*] ISA Plug and Play support (EXPERIMENTAL) [*] Plug and Play BIOS support (EXPERIMENTAL) Device Drivers ---> Sound ---> <*> Sound card support Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ---> Open Sound System ---> Device Drivers ---> Sound ---> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ---> <*> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture <*> Sequencer support < > Sequencer dummy client [*] OSS API emulation <*> OSS Mixer API <*> OSS PCM (digital audio) API [*] OSS Sequencer API [*] Verbose printk [*] Debug [ ] Debug memory [*] Debug detection Generic devices ---> ISA devices ---> PCI devices ---> ALSA USB devices --->
NOTE: Most likely your current Linux system uses the older OSS (Open Sound System) sound driver interface to the kernel. The new ALSA one is different, but they have assed in backwards compatability so your current sound applications will continue to work.
Device Drivers ---> Sound ---> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ---> ISA devices ---> < > Analog Devices SoundPort AD1816A < > Generic AD1848/CS4248 driver < > Generic Cirrus Logic CS4231 driver < > Generic Cirrus Logic CS4232 driver < > Generic Cirrus Logic CS4236+ driver < > Generic ESS ES968 driver < > Generic ESS ES688/ES1688 driver <*> Generic ESS ES18xx driver < > Gravis UltraSound Classic < > Gravis UltraSound Extreme < > Gravis UltraSound MAX ...etc... Device Drivers ---> Sound ---> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ---> Generic devices ---> & PCI devices ---> & ALSA USB devices ---> <nothning selected in any of these> Device Drivers ---> Sound ---> Open Sound System ---> < > Open Sound System (DEPRECATED)
Which means that you card has been found by the kernel.Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 0.9.7 (Thu Sep 25 19:16:36 2003 UTC). request_module: failed /sbin/modprobe -- snd-card-0. error = -16 pnp: the driver 'es18xx' has been registered pnp: match found with the PnP device '01:01.01' and the driver 'es18xx' pnp: match found with the PnP device '01:01.00' and the driver 'es18xx' pnp: Device 01:01.00 activated. ALSA sound/isa/es18xx.c:1990: pnp: port=0x800 pnp: Device 01:01.01 activated. ALSA sound/isa/es18xx.c:2033: PnP ES18xx: port=0x220, fm port=0x388, mpu port=0xffffffff ALSA sound/isa/es18xx.c:2034: PnP ES18xx: dma1=1, dma2=3, irq=5 ALSA sound/isa/es18xx.c:1531: [0x220] ESS1868 chip found ALSA device list: #0: ESS AudioDrive ES1868 at 0x220, irq 5, dma1 1, dma2 3
Other things you can look at are:
root@labrat:/# cd /proc/asound root@labrat:/proc/asound# ls -al total 0 dr-xr-xr-x 5 root root 0 Dec 26 21:51 ./ dr-xr-xr-x 42 root root 0 Dec 27 2003 ../ lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Dec 26 21:51 ES1868 -> card0/ dr-xr-xr-x 4 root root 0 Dec 26 21:51 card0/ -r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Dec 26 21:51 cards -r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Dec 26 21:51 devices -r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Dec 26 21:51 hwdep dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Dec 26 21:51 oss/ -r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Dec 26 21:51 pcm dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Dec 26 21:51 seq/ -r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Dec 26 21:51 timers -r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Dec 26 21:51 version root@labrat:/proc/asound#
Go to the ALSA web site, and download then install the Library and the Utilities (at a minimum). You can either compile them your self, or download binaries. It's your choice.
Don't forget that you may have to run /sbin/ldconfig to get the libraries loaded.
You can also use alsamixer to set the volume and several other settings relating to the sound card.
I hope this helped you to get that ESS1868 sound card or yours working properley.# Set the volume to 70% if [ -f /usr/bin/amixer ] ; then /usr/bin/amixer set Master 70% fi
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