alsa es1968 sound driver broken in 2.5.5x?

From: scott thomason (
Date: Wed Feb 12 2003 - 09:06:36 EST

Greetings. I've been trying to make the ALSA PCI es1968 sound
driver work, for both playback and mic-in recording, with no
success. I've tried kernel versions 2.5.53, 2.5.59, and 2.5.60,
with no luck. I believe that it has to do with the driver
itself, as I can successfully use the ALSA cmipci driver for
both recording and playback. Fortunately, the cmipci chipset
sucks for recording, or I may never have had the motivation to
find and report this bug :)

Unfortunately, I don't know how to give good information for
debugging, only some half-assed descriptions of the symptoms:

1. KMixer won't show the card, just a big empty spot.

2. My favorite synthesizer program, AlsaModularSyth, crashes
immediately upon attempted load.

3. Zinf (formerly freeamp) tells me it can't open audio device

I am using Gentoo 1.4rc1, which means I am using devfs, if that
helps any.

Please let me know if there is a way I can provide better
debugging info.
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