On Monday 03 May 2004 19:52, David Wassman wrote:
> >From HP/Compaq website the soundcard driver for Windows is ESS
> 1869/1887/1888 Audio Driver. I am guessing then the soundcard is ESS
> (whatever that means). I see on the handbook that ESS Solo-1/1E is
> supported. Does this driver work and how do you get FreeBSD to load it?

I have an ESS1869 card running in an old Compaq Presario Desktop on freebsd 
5.1. i added devices pcm and sbc to my kernel config and built a new kernel: 

device          pcm
device          sbc

the soundcard has been identified as:

# dmesg | grep ESS 
sbc0: <ESS ES1869> at port 0x330-0x331,0x388-0x38b,0x220-0x22f irq 5 drq 0,1 
on isa0
pcm0: <ESS 18xx DSP> on sbc0

# cat /dev/sndstat
FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm)
Installed devices:
pcm0: <ESS 1869 DSP> at io 0x220 irq 5 drq 1:0 bufsz 4096 (1p/1r/0v channels 
duplex default)

some more information is available via 'man 4 sbc'.  


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