Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76726
(SOUND ESSSOLO1)Bug in kernel module esssolo1
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
Description of Problem: The kernel module esssolo1 does not correctly work on
the IBM Thinkpad 390x(2626-H0U) which has the ESS1969 chip according to kudzu.
The only time it will correctly play a sound is when using the play command from
a terminal window on a simple .wav file. When trying to play MP3's with
XMMS(upgraded), the play command on some .wav files and videos the sound comes
out slow and choppy.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):kernel 2.4.18-14
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH8.0 on an IBM Thinkpad
2. try to play most any sound format file
Actual Results:Bad sound output
Expected Results:Good sound output
Additional Information: This same system had Windows installed on it so I know
that the hardware is good. I've tried to manually configure the
/etc/modules.conf file with parameters such as "options esssolo1 irq=5" but I
get an error message when reloading the module saying "invalid argument" or
something like that. I've compiled the 2.4.19 kernel and get the same results.
I installed Quake 2 and the sound is fine. I am not sure now where the problem
is. Whether it is in the xine and XMMS or the sound module.
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