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Old 05-03-2014, 03:13 PM   #31
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Hi. I think you can probe to search your module typing in a console:

user# find /lib/modules -file '*snd-es18xx.*'

If this file exist (is the module of kernel for your card) then type:

usr# modprobe snd-es18xx

Then, a message appear about loading this module kernel.
Last, open aumix, kmix, gaumix, alsamixer or other audio tool, and configure sound parameter (volumen, PCM, master audio channel, unmute, etc).
To configure this, you can modify /etc/modules.conf or create a file in /etc/init.d writing the comand

#!/bin/bash

modprobe snd-es18xx



And linking it to directorios rc.1, rc.2, etc.
I hope this was a solution.
Have a nice day.
 
Old 05-08-2014, 04:39 AM   #32
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I'm kinda in the same boat. I recently installed Lubuntu 13.10 on an old Pentium III with an ESS 1868 Audio Drive. The card works fine in Windows XP but not in Linux.

The modprobe commands did nothing so I added snd_es18xx to /etc/modules however when Lubuntu boots it displays a message:

es18xx unable to assign resources
es18xx PnP configure failure (out of resources?)

So I went into the Bios and disabled "PnP OS" so that the card is configured by the Bios. After that there's no message anymore. However one of two things will happen:

1. As soon as the desktop and the mouse cursor show up a faint cackling sound is heard from the speakers and the entire system freezes.

2. Lubuntu boots successfully. When I move the volume control up and down or click on the mute button faint static can be heard. Aplay -l lists the soundcard as installed. Then I try to play a soundfile or a CD and the entire system freezes again. Once or twice I managed to actually play a CD but it sounded horrible, like the Midi music of an old Dos game.


The next thing I tried is turning on "PnP OS" again and disabling the onboard serial and USB ports to free up resources. The results were 100% identical to disabling "PnP OS".

Any ideas what else I could do?
 
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:59 PM   #33
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To Allend, Ztcoracat, Stefan and cesarbergara,

Thank you very much for your help although nothing worked. I finally fixed it by changing the IRQ in the bios because Irfanview and Windows Media Player were using IRQ 9. I tried that and Irfanview and
WMP were going funny, so I changed it back to IRQ 5 and disabled the onboard audio. After that
everything seems to work, Alsa Mixer and Pulse Audio are all active and XP is happy too.

To teleguy,

You might have the same problem but I am not sure that that is the problem. I tried so many things
that I don't really know which one actually fixed it.

Best regards to all of you

Theo
 
Old 05-09-2014, 04:14 PM   #34
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Thanks

Unfortunately there's no option to change the irq in Bios.
 
Old 05-10-2014, 06:02 AM   #35
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Hi teleguy,

You can try this to see if you get any further : these are all different codes, do them one step at a time.

sudo -s

echo snd-es18xx >> /etc/modules

then add these lines : alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias snd-card-0 snd-es18xx

options snd-es18xx enable=1 isapnp=0 port=0x220 mpu_port=0x388
fm_port=0x330 irq=5 dma1=1 dma2=3 all in one line.

sudo leafpad /modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
If you haven't got leafpad you can use gedit.
Don't forget to save after entering your lines.

You might be able to verify these settings if you scroll through your DMESG report.

Best regards
Theo
 
Old 05-10-2014, 09:13 AM   #36
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Thanks alot! I don't have access to that machine right now but I'll report back on monday how it went.

Is
echo snd-es18xx >> /etc/modules
the same as
sudo gedit /etc/modules
and adding the line manually?
 
Old 05-12-2014, 12:00 PM   #37
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Hi. I have an ISA opti16. I solve the problem with kurumin (v7.0) live CD. It is easy to configure hardware and to install in the hd.

On an installed Mandriva 2010, it simply works with the command:

user# modprobe snd-opti93xx.

Without parameters, and it works fine.
But can't configure in the system; when reboot the system crash. Then, i need to repeat 'modprobe snd-opti93xx' each time the system is on.

Do you erase onboard sound chipset from the BIOS?

Have a nice day.
 
Old 05-14-2014, 07:08 AM   #38
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I had somewhat more success with /sbin/modprobe snd-es18xx. I can now usually play one CD track or one sound file before the system stops responding. The card doesn't seem to take any of the DMA, IRQ etc parameters. Alsamixer always shows it using the same resources no matter what I enter.

PS: The mainboard doesn't have an onboard soundchip.
 
  


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