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Old 12-28-2006, 01:30 PM   #1
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Sound on a Compaq 1245 and DSL

I know the sound works with linux on my old Compaq 1245, it works with ALSA driver snd_es18xx. This is under Xubuntu. Overall Xubuntu is still slow on the system, or should I say the hardware is slow.

I use this system mostly for testing network stuff.

I downloaded the latest DSL 3.1. It boots fine, once I figured out the best boot options. I can mount the HD partitions. I just can't figure out how to get sound working on it. I did a lot of reading and searching for a How-To get sound working on DSL, but have not found much. I have found some threads on sound and DSL, still havn't made it work on my Compaq.

Under Xubuntu I just modprobed soundcore, snd, and snd-es18xx, brought up XMMS and played music.

Under DSL I have tried used the ALSA option at boot time, under MyDSL loaded gun_utils.DSL , dsl_dpkg.dsl , alsadebs.dsl.

I can modprobe soundcore, and snd. I get various errors when I try to load snd_es18xx.

I found a thread indicating I needed to specify IRQ, Base IO address etc.

I went into the BIOS and found the following settings.

Base IO Addr 220-22F
DMA Channel DMA 1
DMA Channel DMA 0
FM IO address 388-38B
MPU IO address 330-331

I tried a modprobe using this information, the module loads, but no sound.

What am I missing? Is there a How-To anywhere for DSL?


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