Computer Kid: Joe
TYPE: Compaq Deskpro EN P450+/P500 SFF (SFF - Small Form Factor - Workstation BIOS)
BIOS: 686T3 ROM (upgraded to the latest: 99.08.22)
CPU: Intel 500MHz PIII (Old Cart-style)
VIDEO: AGP 2X 64MB Parcher 3D FX ATI Rage Pro Turbo
MONITOR: COMPAQ 1024 Color VGA
SOUND: ESS Audio Drive (ES1869F - Chipset) (Sound In/Out, Mic., Headphone)
MEMORY: 198MB 3xDIMM PCI100-322-620 (Guessing SDRAM)
NET: Ethernet 100MBits
CARD SLOT: 4 PIC (1 for Net) and 2 ANSI
KM: PS/2 Mouse and keyboard.
USB: 2 back.
IOIOI: (Serial) 2 A & B
IDE - E-IDE 1 Floppy, 1 Primary, 1 Sencondary
- 1 Floppy 1.44M (COMPAQ)
- 1 Master (Primary) 6GB Hard Drive (FUJITSU)
- 1 Master (Sencondary - Single) CD-ROM 4-32x Read Only (REVEAL)
PC SPEAKER: 1 Front, also acts like your Main Audio output if none are attached
Ext. SPEAKER: 1 (Left/Right) LABTEC
POWER: 135W (COMPAQ)
Slackware 10 Running KDE XWindows Interface.
-Software (Besides Slackware FULL INSTALL)
BOCHS (DOS emulator: Latest)
XINE (VIDEO: Latest)
TuxNES (NES emulator: Latest)
SNES9Linux (SNES emulator: Latest)
QNetWalk (a network puzzle game)
I just reinstall Slackware 10 and the software I use. I was thinking I might have missed something and didn't install the sound. Thats why I went with full install. It did not work, so I'm asking all of you to help me, please.
Sound does not output any sound other then Beeps.
Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such device)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.
I have no idea what to do, it's a chipset. I don't know what IO, DMA, IRQ, CHANNELS or anything. I can get to another computer like mine (only PIII 450MHz) and that one is running Windows XP, so I should be able to look that info up. That computer is over at my grandma's right now. I never knew my grandparents would ever be Gaming People. So I don't know when I could look that info up.
From that computer I know the PC Speaker works like the main speakers if they are not plugged in.
The Motherboard also has the spot for CD Audio and I have a cable that runs from the CD to the motherboard.
The Computer beeps if I do something wrong, or tap the tab key twice in KDE, but other then that...nothing...no sound.
I would love help on this one, I have looked into even using the PC speaker but I am not able to get a compiled version or a source that will compile.
I hope someone out there has a idea.
I would like to thank you for reading this and helping me. Please, also forgive my bad spelling and grammar.