Subject: Re: Ensoniq AudioPCI *97*
To: Jeff Rizzo <email@example.com>
From: Tracy J. Di Marco White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/08/1999 00:13:27
}Frustrated with having no sound on my NetBSD/i386 box at work, due to my
}inability to write a driver for the Yamaha YMF724 chip which is onboard
}my Dell Dimension (someone kindly pointed me to docs, which I have been
}unable to put to advantageous use), I decided to purchase an inexpensive
}soundcard. So, I saw a "Creative Ensoniq AudioPCI" card for $30, and having
}read and re-read Lennart Augustsson's eap driver, I thought, "Great! I
}*know* this one's supported!"
My husband & I each got one, found someplace that had them on sale for
$18.95, and Creative has a $20 rebate on them. I wanted a replacement
for my Aztech card that does line in and cd in, but not actual audio
on the card under NetBSD. :(
}Well, I get the thing open, and it turns out, it's an AudioPCI97, *not*
}AudioPCI. I just *love* it when vendors make changes like this.
I just installed mine, and find out it's the same.
}First, I figured, I'll try just adding a line to the eap driver to get
}it to match this one as well... perhaps it's compatible. Bzzt. It matches
}the card, but no sound from anything. (At least it doesn't crash the
}machine!) So, I grabbed the datasheet (kudos to Ensoniq for making them
}easily available), and sure enough, there seem to be some incompatibilities
}in the interface.
}Now the question: has anyone already added support for this? (Either to
}the eap driver or a new one) I'm willing to give it a go, but my driver
}skills are minimal at best.
Mine are non-existent, but I'm a willing tester.
Tracy J. Di Marco White
Project Vincent Systems Manager