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Old 10-12-2001, 10:45 PM   #1
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Question Can't set up sound card . . what am I doing wrong?


Ok, this has me stumped.

I've got Mandrake 8.1 running on my machine, and have an Ensoniq AudioPCI soundcard, ES1370.

Works fine in Windows and all, but I can't seem to get it to work in Linux.

I first tried using sndconfig, and the version I have is:

had that installed, and it detected the card fine, then promptly reported that it was not currently supported card.

Then tried harddrake. HaVendor: Ensoniq

Model: ES1370 [AudioPCI]

Kernel Module: es1370

Bus Type: PCIrddrake notices that it's an Ensoniq ES1370 AudioPCI and when I select it shows:
Model: ES1370 AudioPCI
Kernel Module: es1370
Bus Type: PCI

I then try Run Configuration Tool which then pops up a window showing the ES1370 selected, and then when I choose OK it says that it's playing an 8-bit sample, but then the terminal window spits out:
No volume mixer available. So I'll not be able to adjust volume

And of course, no sound plays.

So, harddrake really doesn't do anything else for me there.

Also tried:
aumix -q

and get the message:
aumix: error opening mixer

So, um, what am I doing wrong here. I was given to understand that this card is supported by Linux in some form or another, and harddrake and sndconfig apparently are each telling me a different story.

Help anyone?!

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I figured maybe the es1370 module wasn't being loaded, so I tried going to the directory where the appropriate module file was and typed:
insmod es1370.o.gz

and I got a whole bunch of unresolved symbol messages as follows:

es1370.o.gz: unresolved symbol unregister_sound_mixer_R7afc9d8a
es1370.o.gz: unresolved symbol register_sound_dsp_R0f41aa14
es1370.o.gz: unresolved symbol gameport_register_port_Raa96bd99
es1370.o.gz: unresolved symbol unregister_sound_dsp_Rcd083b10
es1370.o.gz: unresolved symbol gameport_unregister_port_Rec101047
es1370.o.gz: unresolved symbol register_sound_mixer_Rdcfdd80a
es1370.o.gz: unresolved symbol register_sound_midi_R7fc226a2
es1370.o.gz: unresolved symbol unregister_sound_midi_Rfdab6de3

This, needless to say, hasn't clarified anything for me....maybe it's helpful info though?

Last edited by King V; 10-12-2001 at 11:52 PM.
Old 10-13-2001, 01:37 AM   #2
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you might want to check out or , they are good sources for sound in linux and might have an updated driver or information for you on your particular sound card.
Old 11-15-2001, 12:50 PM   #3
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When I installed my sound card, I had the same unresolved error. I fixed the problem by loading the core sound modules first and then the modules for my sound card.

Hope this helps...
Old 11-15-2001, 04:28 PM   #4
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Go to /etc/rc.d and edit your rc.modules file. Go to sound section and look for the line that says #/sbin/modprobe ess1370 or whatever...Uncomment it by removing the # and reboot. That should load the driver module at boot time. If that's already done, the alsa idear above is the best next bet.


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