Re: Sound: DMA (output) timed out - IRQ/DRQ config error?

Derrik Pates (
Mon, 29 Jul 1996 08:06:58 -0600 (MDT)

On Mon, 29 Jul 1996, Cristian Gafton wrote:

> I have one problem with the new sound driver and RealAudio. With 2.0.0
> everything works okay, but with later kernels (including 2.0.10) I keep
> getting this message after 14 - 20 seconds of sound output. I have tried
> everything - using the working (with 2.0.0) /etc/soundconf config file,
> not using it and reconfiguring the whole sound system, etc. With 2.0.0 it
> works, with later kernels not.

I am having the same problem with LinuxDOOM on 1.99.14 with my friend's
ESS1688-based sound card. If I run Abuse, since the version with Slackware
3 (v0.3-something or 0.4-something) sound works fine, since it's only
using wave audio. DOOM, however, uses MIDI and wave. I get that same error
after quitting it, and it keeps going until I kill the sound server. This
thing works fine in Win95, but I can't figure out the problem here. (Told
him he should have gotten something name-brand, not that dammed generic
card) If anyone has any suggestions or fixes, please mail me personally -
I don't want to suck up more bandwidth than necessary on the list.

Derrik Pates

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