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Old 17th March 2005, 09:21 AM
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Soundcard not detected

I have a Compaq Deskpro EN K450 with onboard soundcard.

sndconfig says:
Error: No Sound Modules found
Output from /sbin/lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8029(AS)
00:14.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:14.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:14.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c)
Output from /sbin/lsmod:
Module Size Used by
nls_utf8 2113 1
vfat 12609 1
fat 39905 1 vfat
parport_pc 26629 1
lp 12077 0
parport 37001 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 23493 0
sunrpc 156325 1
sd_mod 17216 2
md5 4033 1
ipv6 231681 10
usb_storage 61577 1
scsi_mod 121793 2 sd_mod,usb_storage
uhci_hcd 31449 0
i2c_piix4 8273 0
i2c_core 20801 1 i2c_piix4
ne2k_pci 9633 0
8390 11973 1 ne2k_pci
dm_snapshot 16901 0
dm_zero 2497 0
dm_mirror 23213 2
ext3 116297 2
jbd 69977 1 ext3
dm_mod 55637 6 dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
Could anyone help a newbie?

Last edited by crusher88; 17th March 2005 at 11:44 AM.
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Old 17th March 2005, 11:59 AM
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go to compaq web site and look up your model and doundload driver. also download http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html and find out your sound card model
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Old 17th March 2005, 01:19 PM
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also download http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html and find out your sound card model
I'd rather open the system and read on the chip than install Windows to run this software. Or is there a similar software available for Linux (Fedora)?

My best guess is that this is a ess1869 chipset, and can't find a linux driver for this
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Old 12th April 2005, 07:37 PM
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Ok, here's how I did to get the sound on this computer.

First I had to change the settings for onboard audio device in BIOS (ES1869):
* port: 0x240
* MPU port: 0x390
* FM port: 0x300
* IRQ: 9
* DMA #1: 1
* DMA #2: 0

Then I had to edit /etc/modprobe.conf with the following settings:
# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-es18xx
options snd-es18xx enable=1 isapnp=0 port=0x240 mpu_port=0x390 fm_port=0x300 irq=9 dma1=1 dma2=0

# OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0

# card #1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
Now everything works fine
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