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Re: sound still not working

The zImage, bzImage issue is probably because zImage doesn't contain
enough compression to fit the kernel into the required size properly -
hence why bzImage was formed - bz compression is much more effective than
z compression.

The dmesg line is because the cat /proc/pci command has been replaced by
something else which I can never remember, but still works for backwards
compatibility - so don't worry about that message.

To the main issue.. do you have in /etc/modules:


In my /etc/modules I have soundcore and es1371 (because my card
specifically said es1371). I'm not sure whether that is necessary, I'm
just grasping at straws... It was a while ago I set mine up.

 Corey J. Popelier

On 15 Jul 2000, Bob wrote:

> i did the cat /proc/pci step and it returned:
> "Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq AudioPCI (rev 0).
> Slow devsel. IRQ 10. Master Capable. Latency=96. Min Gnt=12.Max Lat=12"
> i tried to compile in the es1371 driver with sound support into the kernel,
> but didn't detect my sound card irq. 
> then i compiled in the es1370 driver, dmesg returned:
> "es1370: version v0.31 time 21:10:51 Jul 15 2000
> es1370: found adapter at io 0xfcc0 irq 10
> ex1370: features: joystick off, line in, mic impedance 0"
> but when i tried to check with cat /dev/sndstat it said "cat:/dev/sndstat: no
> such device" which according  to the how-to means the sound driver isn't
> loaded or linked into the kernel.
> also theres a strange line at the end of dmesg that says "cat uses obsolete
> /proc/pci interface" i wonder if that has anything to do with anything.
> does anyone know how to fix this. and oh im using the kernel-source2.1.15
> package currently in the unstable branch of some debian mirror. there is
> another strange error that when i compile the kernel into a zImage it crashes
> during bootup when i choose a video mode but compiled into a bzImage the video
> mode selection works fine.
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