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
spawn_options=-terminate -nobeeps -as 2 -d default
I set up my /etc/asound.conf and the esd.conf according to this info I found:
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.