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Old 11-14-2003, 12:28 AM   #1
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cannot detect ess1868 sound card on redhat 9.0

i cannot detect my sound card on redhat 9.0
my card: ess1868
used detect sound card from gnome. it says no sound card detected.
me a newbie.
any suggestions?
Old 11-14-2003, 01:01 PM   #2
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You're encountering this problem because your sound card uses the outdated ISA interface. It is still possible to get it to work.

You may need tools to configure this ISA plug-n-play (ironic, yes?) device. Possibly isapnptools. There is a slightly technical article on getting this card to work at


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