I have a Toshiba Portege 610CT, which to my knowledge has a ESS688
sound chip that should be SoundBlaster compatible. I tried different
setups of the kernel including IRQs 5 and 7, but when sending
kinetic% file audio.au
audio.au: Sun/NeXT audio data: 8-bit linear PCM [REF-PCM], mono, 11127 Hz
this file to /dev/audio I get short bursts of noise followed by a
short pause and this repeats. In the pauses
Sound: DMA timed out - IRQ/DRQ config error?
is issued to the console.
This is starting to become frustrating!
What am I doing wrong?
It would appear that you have an IRQ or DRQ configuration error.
This should be obvious.
I actually have a similar Toshiba (a Satellite 220CDS), which exhibits
similar symptoms. My current suspicion is that the sound hardware is
partially PnP, and am investigating.