[SOLVED] Installing ISA soundblaster ESS ES1868 on Ubuntu 12.04
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Installing ISA soundblaster ESS ES1868 on Ubuntu 12.04
After the support for XP stopped I ran the Win 7 advisor.
It seems that I have not enough RAM my HDD's are too small.
My processors are too slow as well.
All my software is outdated and I have to buy new versions
of Office etc.
As all my PC's run fine on XP I decided to change to Linux.
I started with the oldest one first but I have an ESS ES 1868
that I can't configure. This is an ISA card.
I am running Ubuntu 12.04 which is fully updated.
I hope somebody can point me in the right direction as I am
brandnew to Linux
I thought I posted an answer before but to re-iterate : my card is a single ISA card ESS ES1868.
Alsamixer reports there is no hardware to configure and I tried to run "Ubuntu-bug audio"
which does not run either. It tells me there is no sound package.
I can see the card in "Dmesg" as 0.627798 01:01:card'ESS ES1869 Plug and Play AudioDrive'
0.627806 isapnp: 1 Plug & Play card detected total.
XP has no problem with the card which proves it is not a hardware or volume or speaker problem.
Yes I have tried that but nothing happens although terminal does not complain about the command.
It will also take 'sudo modprobe snd-sb16' but anything else it will not find. I have tried with
Alsamixer as well as Pulse Audio but no results.
I had a look at the Alsa website and tried some of the commands that agree with my Bios settings.
The Bios settings must be right because XP has no problem.
To cut a long story short I still have no sound. I read an article on http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/....4freebsd.html that seems to apply. But it is a bit over my head, I am
not that clever yet. I tried to put those parameters in the start-up files but it didn't work.
It is possible that I did it wrong.