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Old 01-10-2004, 09:28 PM   #1
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ESS audio 1879 PnP on Armada 7400

Has any1 got this to work with a Slackware or Fedora install? I've tried to OSS drivers, it wont detect, it will be detected with the beta drivers from OSS, but when i try soundon, it fails? if you got it working, how did you do it? thank you
Old 01-11-2004, 04:17 PM   #2
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I have an Armada 7380DMT and it has the 1878. I chose 100% SoundBlaster compatibles in my kernel config (and built it in). Mine didn't work at first, but I got it to work by adding sb=544,5,1,5 to my kernel parameters. In lilo this is accomplished by:


where sb=io,irq,dma1,dma2
In my search trying to get this stupid card to work, I found something out. These values change quite a bit even on very similar systems. So your might be diffrerent. But I noticed that the io was always the same. 0x220 (or 544). Basically, try this first (sb=544,5,1,5), and if that doesn't work keep changing the IRQ (I only saw people with 1,5,7 for irq values however). If the IRQ is correct, your module will load correctly, so you can run programs like mpg321. If you hear no sound, then your dma is incorrect though. So now you just keep trying different dma values until you get sound.


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