I am running KDE on RH7.1. I am having a lot of trouble configuring my soundcard. It is an ESS 1869 it's on DMA3 and IRQ5. ESS 1868 is supported, but I am having trouble with 1869. The odd thing is that I can play CDs and control volume, balance,etc. with the KSound Mixer. Can not play system sounds or anything off the web. Real Player says the device is in use -no other apps are running.
/dev/snd is not in the root tree even after trying (apparently in vain) to compile/install ALSA drivers. They seemed to install, but no joy. After install, I ran modprobe and it couldn't find it. cat /proc didn't show the driver runing.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!