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Re: [vox-tech] IBM Esssolo1 Sound
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Re: [vox-tech] IBM Esssolo1 Sound

I know this sounds crazy - and the "list" will probably have
a good time with me - but ...

My 390X has good sound, if and only if, I use headphones.  Thru
the speakers it is very distorted and if you turn up the volume
dial on the side of the machine, you get feedback.

Just curious - try headphones and let me know.

Good luck

D & E Radel wrote:
Hi there,

This is a long shot, but I'll ask anyways. I have an IBM 390X
thinkpad. In short the soundcard is an ESS Solo and can
use the Kernel OSS modules or the Alsa esssolo1 drivers.

However, both drivers only produce distorted garbage out the speakers. The card runs fine under Windows partition.

I also tried SuSE 8.1 and Knoppix. They both detected the
hardware fine and installed the drivers automatically, but still garbage comes out the speakers.

This is a common problem with the Linux drivers for this
system. The only solution I have heard of is a real hack.
That is, the computer boot to dos partition, loads the dos
drivers, then runs Linux via loadlin. Not really a reasonable
option in this day and age.

Has anyone come across a similar scenario or have a
possible solution? There are IRQ settings in the cmos,
but not necessarily related directly to the sound card.

Any help, greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! :-)
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