[ardour-users] alsa can't find my es1371 card

Eric Halbert pianotypeperson at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 12 09:36:37 PDT 2004

Trying using the harddrake utility to enable your
sound card instead of alsaconf.

You can get this by running "Configure Your Computer"
from the menu, then select "Hardware", then "Hardware"
again, and you should be able to configure your card
from there.  

Having owned an es1371 card before, I know it works.

I'm suspecting that it's configured to use the OSS
module, which would explain why Ardour and Jack
wouldn't work.

Also, take a look at this site, if you haven't


Original message:::

Can anyone see what I might be missing here?
I'll try to be brief, but include what I know. 
I'm running 2.6.3-13mdk kernel. 
My sound works FINE from Totem.
Ardour won't work, 'cause Jack won't work, 'cause ALSA
won't work.
 I just compiled and installed the 1.0.5a ALSA driver,
lib and utils.

# jackd -R -d alsa
loading driver ..
creating alsa driver ... 
jackd: pcm.c:690: snd_pcm_nonblock: Assertion `pcm'
OK, supposedly I should be able to do something simple
#   aplay -D hw:0,0 test.wav
aplay: main:507: audio open error: No such device
I played test.wav from totem just to make sure it's
OK.   It is.
Then I try
# alsaconf
  searching sound cards.....
  No supproted PnP or PCI card found.
Now I KNOW I've got an es1371 sound card in there!
# lsmod |grep snd
snd-ens1371            21984  0
snd-rawmidi            23616  1 snd-ens1371
snd-seq-device          8008  1 snd-rawmidi
snd-pcm                93156  1 snd-ens1371
snd-page-alloc         11972  1 snd-pcm
snd-timer              24484  1 snd-pcm
snd-ac97-codec         58148  1 snd-ens1371
snd                    52484  6
soundcore               9248  2 snd,es1371
gameport                4480  2 snd-ens1371,es1371

# cat /etc/modprobe.conf
alias eth0 3c59x
alias sound-slot-0 es1371
install scsi_hostadapter /sbin/modprobe imm;
/sbin/modprobe ppa; 
install usb-interface /sbin/modprobe usb-uhci;
# ALSA portion
    alias char-major-116 snd
    alias snd-card-0 snd-ens1371
# module options should go here
# 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


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