newbie / soundcard

Josef Karthauser joe at
Thu Mar 8 09:41:43 GMT 2001

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On Wed, Mar 07, 2001 at 10:54:54PM +0000, Ben Paley wrote:
> Hello,
> 	I've got an early Ensoniq Soundscape soundcard, and I haven't managed
> to make it work in FreeBSD yet: the card is correctly detected, but fails at
> the tests (worked fine in Windows, once I got the new drivers). I seem to
> remember someone saying it isn't supported in my version of BSD (v3.?), but
> then, why is it detected?.. anyway, after a struggle with a DOS game (launched
> from Windows) I realised that, at least in that context, the card needs to be
> initialized before it will work. I had to add these lines to the autoexec.bat
> file for that game (Twinsen's Little Big Adventure, in case you're interested):
> c:\sndscape\mt32	(to start mt32 emulation... I don't think that's
> important)
> c:\sndscape\ssinit I	(that's the initialization)
> 	Well, does anyone think that could be why it's not working in BSD, that I'm not
> sending the right stuff to get it going? And if so, how do I find out what to
> send it... and then, how do I do it?

I'll swap getting your sound card working for a fiddle lesson if
you fancy :).


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