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How to get ESS1869 ISA sound card working?
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DC


Joined: 30 Apr 2006
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Location: Maidenhead, England

PostPosted: Mon 04 Dec 2006, 14:55    Post subject:  How to get ESS1869 ISA sound card working?
Subject description: finding it
 

Hi,
Can somebody point me to some more things to try.

I'm trying to get a old ESS1869 ISA sound card working.

I'm running puppy 2.12 from a harddrive installed option 2.
On a Pentium 200 with a ESS1869 ISA sound card.

I've tried ALSACONF which reports no PnP or PCI card.
Probe for ISA reports FATAL module error for all it tested, including ess18xx

I've tried modprobe snd-ess1869; result FATAL: module snd_ess1869 not found.

bios plug and play finds the card as CARD01 ESS1869

Win98 sets it up as
ESS audio 220
ESS 1869 0800-0807
DMA 1 3 IRQ10
220-22F
338-38B
300-301

And it does work under win98

Thanks

David
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Sage

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Location: GB

PostPosted: Mon 04 Dec 2006, 15:13    Post subject:  

Don't hold your breathe! ESS cards can be absolute pigs even in 'doze. Maybe you could use an old SB card instead? The advantage of the old SB128 and similar types is that you can squeeze enough OP to drive a pair of quality speakers (I don't mean the rubbishy tin boxes that are foisted on 99% of PC users!) in a very small office/study without resort to a thoroughly nasty little ss amplifier.
But the acid test is to see if the ESS runs under DSL. Otherwise keep it for one of the bloat distros, which will probably recognise it?
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WhoDo


Joined: 11 Jul 2006
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Location: Lake Macquarie NSW Australia

PostPosted: Mon 04 Dec 2006, 15:35    Post subject: Re: old ISA sound card
Subject description: finding it
 

DC wrote:
Hi,
Can somebody point me to some more things to try.

I'm trying to get a old ESS1869 ISA sound card working.

I have several ESS1869 ISA sound cards working fine under Puppy. Do you have the zdrv version of Puppy 2.12 installed?

If not, you can download zdrv_212.sfs separately and place it in your / directory.

If it still cannot find the correct module, try mounting zdrv_212.sfs as a loop system:
Code:
mount -o loop /zdrv_212.sfs /root/mount/zdrv_212.sfs

I hope that code snippet is correct. I'm on my way to work and don't have time to double check.

Hope that helps.
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DC


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Location: Maidenhead, England

PostPosted: Mon 04 Dec 2006, 17:10    Post subject:  

Hi again,
Thanks WhoDo. Copied zdrv_212.sfs to / and ran ALSACONF ISA all working now Smile

I'd like to just bring up a couple of points.
It took me a while to figure out where to down load the file and what it was.
( http://puptrix.org/isos/Puppylinux-official/2.12/ if your looking )

I did not know the difference between the two versions
puppy-2.12-seamonkey-zdrv.iso
puppy-2.12-seamonkey.iso

Not a complaint! it just drives you up the wall when you hav'nt got a clue.

Thanks again David
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ralfehr

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Feb 2007, 00:12    Post subject: How to get ESS1869 ISA Sound Card Working?  

I'm trying to get an ISA ESS1869 sound card working too. I have installed Puppy 2.13 full drivers on a hard drive formatted to ReiserFS. The zdrv_213.sfs file is present at /, but when I run alsaconf it won't find any legacy drivers. When booting up from the CD it works perfectly including the alsaconf setup. If I could save that setup to the hard disk I'd be happy but I don't know how. If I could get alsaconf to work when booting from the hard drive I'd be happy.

Any ideas? Thanks.
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novellahub

Joined: 21 Jun 2007
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Location: Shakopee, MN USA

PostPosted: Thu 21 Jun 2007, 12:15    Post subject:  

Here is how I got the ESS1869 ISA sound card to work under 2.15CE:

In Terminal:

Code:
modprobe snd-es18xx mpu_port=0x330 irq=5 dma1=1 dma2=5 isapnp=0


Run:
Code:
alsaconf
and chose ESS1869 as the sound card.

Run:
Code:
alsamixer
to set the volumes.

- Joe
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ecomoney


Joined: 25 Nov 2005
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Location: Lincolnshire, England

PostPosted: Sun 24 Jun 2007, 19:46    Post subject: Working  

Thanks novellahub, this got me going on an old mecer M185 laptop and puppy 2.13 based barelypup.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=124359#124359

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novellahub

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jun 2007, 14:14    Post subject:  

No problem!

The ALSA wiki has more info here as well:

http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Es18xx
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