I'm compiling my first kernel here, the stable 2.4.21 from kernel.org, and all is going well except for sound. I have an ESS Maestro 3i sound card, and accoring to various sources, this card is fully supported in the 2.4.x kernels. When I did menuconfig, I ticked ESS Maestro under the Sound section, but my programs, notably Volume Control in gnome, claim that I either do not have access to /dev/mixer or sound support is not enabled in the kernel. I did a
chmod 0666 /dev/mixer
but still I get the same error, which leads me to believe that the kernel does not actually support my card. I noted that the 'ESS Maestro' group that I ticked in menuconfig did not explicitly state it supported ESS Maestro 3i
, so I'm not sure if I ticked the right option there, but it seemed like none of the others would do. Is this the right option? And if so, why is my sound not working?