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Old 07-25-2004, 03:33 AM   #1
mikeybsae
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ESS AudioDrive ES1869 with esd and alsa


The card seems to be working fine. I can't get anything to play through the enlightened sound daemon though. I am now using the dmix plugin for alsa, but esd wasn't working before I put that in either. I have esd trying to use -d default which is where the dmix plugin picks it up. The rest of my audio setup with alsa and alsa-oss all works fine. Just can't get esd to work, and I want it for gnome sounds and such.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 06:12 AM   #2
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it probably doesn't have anything to with the sound card. it's probably between esd and alsa. maybe your esd doesn't have alsa support?
 
Old 07-25-2004, 01:30 PM   #3
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My esd should have alsa support. I am running gentoo, and I've had alsa and esd in my USE flags since the system was built. How can I check if my esd does have alsa support, just to be sure?

I can not tell what details to post as very little is given to me in the way of error messages.

Here is my /ets/esd/esd.conf

[esd]
auto_spawn=1
spawn_options=-terminate -nobeeps -as 2 -d default
spawn_wait_ms=100


I set up my /etc/asound.conf and the esd.conf according to this info I found:
http://mrhammy2.ath.cx:81/forum/viewtopic.php?t=31

The settings it reccomends are working out great for me except for esd support. I have an another very similar gentoo box, with basically the same USE flags (with alsa and esd), except it has a VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller. Has the same alsa settings in the kernel (except for type of card obviously), and everything is working fine (including esd) on that machine.

That's why I am kinda convinced this must be related to the type of sound card I am using. I can see no differences between the 2 systems in their sound setup except for the type of sound card used.

Just let me know if there is any more info you want that I could provide.

Last edited by mikeybsae; 07-25-2004 at 01:31 PM.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 06:59 PM   #4
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you need the snd-es18xx module loaded properly (type modprobe snd-es18xx)
 
Old 07-26-2004, 02:27 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by db391
you need the snd-es18xx module loaded properly (type modprobe snd-es18xx)
All the alsa modules are loaded fine, I am using snd-es18xx. I don't think the alsa modules are the problem since all other sound plays fine. XMMS alsa output and mplayer alsa output are both working fine. I have firefox and flash working with aoss. esd is my only issue, but like I said the same sound setup is working fine on my other system which uses a different soundcard.

The only alsa solution I can think of is to perhaps use some sort of spcecific options when I load the alsa modules. But I would have no idea what kind of options.
 
  


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