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Hello I am a hardcore newbie.
I have just insalled suse 8.1 on a compaq 5190. Everything works pretty well except that suse will not reconize my Es1869 sound card, the computer being a crappy compaq has the sound card integrated into the mother board.
I ran lspci and this confirmed that the system is not finding the card.
I have tried manually configuring the card with yast2 also, still no dice.
I searched the forum and tried a few of the things you guys have suggested yet it still does not work.
Suse claims to support this card.
I have a ensoniq pci card which i could install but there appears to be no way of disabling the integrated card in the system BIOS.
What do you think my best option is.
I am running a dual boot with win 98
there is no setting to change the pnp os option in the BIOS of this incredibly crappie compaq computer.
I did try alsa and still no luck, it probbed for cards and performed two different searchs, even asked which card to look for.
If I tried agian with yast2 and used the advanced option could I tell it which IO and IRQ settings to use?
Is this the reason why linux cannot see this card or should I just try putting in a PCI card?
I had a similar problem. Old PC with a really old SB16 card in it. Suse 8.1. said it couldn't find the card so I set it up manually.
Use the advanced options in Yast 2 and enter the relevant configuration options. TURN OFF any plug and play option as it seems to interfere with your own config items. It took me a while to realise this: I was sure I was entering the right config values but no joy. I was leaving the options that I had no info for alone and when I changed the pnp everything started working.
Have you had a look to see if there is a BIOS update for the PC? If there is you may find you can then turn PnP off. Also check out what module the sound card needs and load it up, that should get your sound working and then all you have to do it uncomment or enter the module name into where ever Suse keeps that information............/etc/rc.modules?
I finally fixed it, after playing around with alsa and yast2 i decieded to disable the on board card with windows, went out and brought a sound blaster 16 pci, suse picked it up, for some reason installed the drivers for the 128 version....but who cares because it works now phehhhh only took me about a week to sought that out. can anyone recomend a good cd playing module, I am using kde 3.0 .....sorry but I am fresh over from windows!