There are two ways to find out if your soundblaster has a digital output: I consulted the list and tried loading the ESS Audiodrive module by hand: From this point on, you can connect your card to the spdif input of you receiver using an RCA cable and a jack adapter to plug into your line output only one channel is used. It might be that the layout of the card doesn’t take the spdif output of the chip into account and doesn’t multiplex it to the analog output jack. Therefore, it was practical to configure DOS games to utilize the General MIDI synthesizer and digital sound effects, whenever possible, for better sound quality. Web Site” by Ensoniq Corp. By setting spdif to 1, you activate the digital output and deactivate the analog.

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Problems with Ensoniq ES Second, because both analog and digital signals go through the same output plug, you need to deactivate analog audio before using digital mode if you want your receiver to get a clear digital es3171. Visit the following links: The “master” volume control does nothing and the “pcm” volume control will drive the digital output. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


If it reads “es”, it’s the good one. Sound was working on DSL, not any more on dapper. Scanning for PnP cards The time now is Resampling means lower sound quality, worse synchronization and possibly higher CPU utilization.

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Web Site” by Ensoniq Corp. It has ea1371 included into the es driver found in ensohiq. Therefore, it was practical to configure DOS games to utilize the General MIDI synthesizer and digital sound effects, whenever possible, for better sound quality. Broadcom Corporation BCM In another cost-cutting move, the previously typical ROM chip used for storage of samples for sample-based synthesis was replaced with the facility to use system RAM as storage for this audio data.

CONFIG_SOUND_ES1371: Creative Ensoniq AudioPCI 97 (ES1371)

Having a problem logging in? Alsa sound is muted by default. While Ensoniq’s approach generally worked with most games, some older games had problems detecting the virtualized hardware on some systems. Linux – Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues. Find More Posts by Linux.


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Detected 2 ports usb. Are you new to LinuxQuestions. It was one of the first cards to have Microsoft DirectSound3D 4-speaker playback support. A module is a driver. Last edited by gusee88; at This is not documented on any Creative board and is not obvious since the digital output is multiplexed with enoniq analog output on the “line out” plug.

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I found a thread in Usenet that said the digital input for Boston Acoustics speakers didn’t work, but the analog in did. First, there is no way to control the volume of the digital output. Their cards were very popular with PC OEMsbut their costs were too high and their musical instrument division was fading in revenue.