On Mon, 10 Jan 2000, Padraig Finnerty wrote:
> > I've tested the device files with a couple of test files, with cat
> > crash.au > /dev/dsp and cat crash.au > /dev/audio, and some of them work
> > while others are just garbled.
>> Sounds suspiciously like when I was trying to configure an 8-bit soundcard
> last year (didn't realise at the time that it was 8-bit), the 8-bit
> sounds files played ok and the 16-bit ones were garbled. Try it with an
> 8-bit sound file and a 16-bit one ('file aufile.au' should tell you which
> it is, sox will convert from one to the other). Then hmm, I dunno, I have
> an sb16 and I don't load the es1371 module at all, the ones I load are
Sounds kind of like it, alright. Would linking audio.au and audio in dev
be enough to fix that? As to the chipset, AFAIK all of the Creative PCI
cards have Ensoniq chips on them, and I'm 99% sure that the chip on the
SB16 PCI is an es1371... there again, I could be wrong. Or how do I have
sox acting as a pipe for every sound, if that's what needs doing?
The only module I've got in there is the ensoniq one...should I try insmod
sound, insmod soundcore, or would that do anything useful?
> You're not using a Dell Optiplex or one of those are you? This is what
> I'm using and it has an on-board 8-bit sound chip, I think I had to
> disable it in the BIOS or remove kernel support for it, so that it
> didn't get initialised on startup.
Nope...it's a patchwork machine, with standard bits across the board,
AFAIK. The only dodgy bits are the soundcard and modem (I'll get to the
modem at some stage, probably when I get the kit from telecom to hook it
Thanks for the quick reply,
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