[lug] ESS ES1868 Detected but won't init.

John Starkey jstarkey at advancecreations.com
Sat Feb 24 15:47:19 MST 2001

Sorry. False alarm ( I guess). I started X and I've got sound. So to make
this bandwidth worthwhile (???) can anyone explain why it would return
the below during boot but still work??

Thanks, and once again, sorry.


John Starkey wrote:

> I'm trying to set up an old sound card i had laying around as my first
> time with Linux and Audio. It has an ESS ES1868 chip in there.
> Everything points to this being Sound Blaster compatible so I compiled
> that into the Kernel and set the cards IRQ to 5 (which is open).
> dmesg is returning:
> Soundblaster audio driver Copyright......
> sb: ESS ES1868 Plug and Play Audiodrive' at i/o 0x220, irq 5, dma 1, 3
> ESS chip ES1868 detected
> sb: ESS ES1868 Plug and Play AudioDrive detected
> sb: Failed to initialize ESS ES1868 Plug and Play AudioDrive
> sb: 1 SoundBlaster PnP card(s) found
> In Windoze (dual boot) the thing is running and I've got sound.
> Can anyone help?
> Thanks,
> John
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