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Old 12-10-2006, 09:27 AM   #1
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Talking ES 1370 and ALSA


Hi,
I took the sound card our of my old Gateway and stuck it into my newer desktop. I run Suse 10.1 and Yast sees the card and tries to configure it. But, I get this error MSG:
The kernel module for snd-es 1370 for sound support could not be loaded. This can be caused by an incorrect module parameter including invalid IO or IRQ parameter.
another Err Msg:
ES 1370 Audio PC
an error has occurred. If. problem persists try passsing options to the ALSA module, or try OSS/Free or another module.
Looking at the list of assigned IRQ's, nothing is listed for any sound card.
From reading, my guess is that ALSA can help me with this. I've made sure that all the necessary modules are present and can find alsaconf in my /usr/sbin directory and viewed this file using vi.
My question is, where do I go from here? How do I run alsaconf? or how do I get ALSA to run the conf file? (when I use the run dialogue box, it politely accepts my request and 'does nothing'. ) I may need to be root to do this, so it would be helpful if I knew how to run it in a terminal after su.
Do I need any special drivers?
I appreciate any help here. I'd like to be able to run midi files so I can practice my flute. (and believe me I do need practice!)
matthew
 
Old 12-11-2006, 02:34 AM   #2
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Good.

I hope you have two sound cards.
1.internal
2. external

If you want to use only external sound card,
go to bios while booting and disable the internal sound card.

Then as root or after su -
run "alsaconfig"

or run "alsamixer"
this should show ur soundcard.

where can i get the midi files for flute?
i am also learning flute.

T.Shrinivasan.
 
Old 12-11-2006, 12:13 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by tshrinivasan
Good.

I hope you have two sound cards.
1.internal
2. external

If you want to use only external sound card,
go to bios while booting and disable the internal sound card.

Then as root or after su -
run "alsaconfig"

or run "alsamixer"
this should show ur soundcard.

where can i get the midi files for flute?
i am also learning flute.

T.Shrinivasan.
Thanks for the tip. The alsaconf ran without a problem after I opened a root terminal. I got sound o.K
What I'll have to see now is if the program NoteEdit runs. My 2nd problem will be if I'll be able to import all my midi files of the music I so laboriously entered, note by note. I will gladly email you a midi file or two that I have entered to see if you think they are worth anything. I suggest you use my email address for this so that we don't clutter up this site with personal stuff.
matthew (drmjh)
 
Old 12-12-2006, 03:13 AM   #4
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hi.

nice to hear that u enable the sound card.

good.

Long Live Linux.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 09:57 AM   #5
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ES1370; Alsa conf; enabling midi files player


I thought the solution to my earlier query about config. an older ES1370 sound card on Suse 10.1 and subsequent tips to get it to recognize and play .mid files might be useful to someone else. All of the brainwork here is credited to
Tshrinivasan of these pages. My heartfelt thanks to him for sticking with me and bailing me out of a multitude of 'quangles' on the road to finding the answer.
1/ Install and choose ALSA. This package contains the standard ALSA library, utilities, and init scripts to start the sound system on your Linux box. To set it up, run yast. They detect ALSA-supported PCI and ISA PnP cards. I did not need to get or install a driver! While you're in Yast, if you intend to run midi files, install timidity now.
2/ AS ROOT run alsaconf in a shell.;must be done each login period ( I haven't been able to figure out how to have it persist from boot up to boot up.This holds particularly true if you want to run a midi session each session)
3/ In a shell run: conf alsamixer. Usually has to be done only once.
4/ Start timidity server in a shell: e.g. "mathay@linux:/etc> #" timidity -iA -B8,2 -Os
5/ In my case, I wanted to be able to use NoteEdit, a widely available Linux program. This entailed one final step:
Go into the NoteEdit Settings/AUDIO and choose the timidity Port as your audio.
6/ Or, to just play a midi file: in a shell type: $timidity <filename>.mid
7/ Finally, I went into the Bios and de-selected the sound chip, leaving only the ES1370 as my sound source. (Optional step, I think)
Hope this helps.
Drmjh (Matthew)
 
Old 12-25-2006, 03:08 AM   #6
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And yes. The linux always Rocks.

Thanks to the GNU Community.
 
  


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