Subject: port-i386/23145: No ESS1879 detection in 1.6.1 or -current
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Swift Griggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/13/2003 02:08:15
>Synopsis: No ESS1879 detection in 1.6.1 or -current
>Arrival-Date: Mon Oct 13 08:09:00 UTC 2003
>Release: NetBSD 1.6
System: NetBSD sabre.xexil.com 1.6 NetBSD 1.6 (SABRE) #1: Wed Aug 13 18:47:05 MDT 2003 email@example.com:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/SABRE i386
The ESS 1879 audio chipset is not configured by the NetBSD kernel. I
have tried both 1.6.1_STABLE and also -current as of 10/10/2003. I am
using a Hewlett Packard Omnibook Sojourn which has this chipset built in
as a pnpisa device. The Japanese Mitsubishi Pedion is identical to this
laptop. The manufacturer is, in fact, Mitsubishi. The audio interface
has a plug 'n play ID string of "ESS1879". The laptop is rather old
(233MMX Pentium). The only freeware drivers I know of are those for
FreeBSD and the Linux ALSA drivers. The chipset is full-duplex and mmap
capable and should work with a standard 18XX series driver. I tried
editing the isapnpdevs file in /usr/src/sys/dev/isapnp and also the
strings in ess_pnpbios.c located in
/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/pnpbios but it would appear that more work is
needed to get it working. Thanks for looking!
Get an HP Sojourn and try to use the ESS 1879 audio device.
I wish I knew how to fix it and I could send a patch!