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I just got my own office (yeah ! smile.gif , and got a computer (yeah ?) a Compaq Deskpro P2 300Mhz 256SDRAM 3.6(?) GB HDD and a 3Com Ethernet Card (100Mbit, that is worth more then the entire computer smile.gif ).

Okay, well I just installed Whitebox 3.0 on it, and it's working ok, execpt the integrated sound card (this cases have integrated speakers as well on both sides...).

when I issue the command lspci -v this is what comes out ( I can't see that sound card anywhere , but there is gotta be one, I just picked it out from ten others like these, which also have integrated sound card + speaker).

[root@Robi root]# lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 02 )
       Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
       Memory at 44000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
       Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 1.0

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
       Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64
       Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
       I/O behind bridge: 00001000-00001fff
       Memory behind bridge: 40000000-400fffff
       Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 41000000-41ffffff

00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 05)
       Subsystem: Compaq Computer Corporation NC3121 Fast Ethernet NIC (WOL)
       Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 11
       Memory at 42100000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
       I/O ports at 2000 [size=32]
       Memory at 42000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
       Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=1M]
       Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1

00:14.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
       Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01) (prog-if 80 [Master])
       Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
       I/O ports at 2440 [size=16]

00:14.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01) (prog-if 00  [UHCI])
       Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
       I/O ports at 2420 [size=32]

00:14.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
       Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 9

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X (rev 5c) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
       Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 0080
       Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 11
       Memory at 41000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=16M]
       I/O ports at 1000 [size=256]
       Memory at 40000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
       Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=128K]
       Capabilities: [50] AGP version 1.0

any ideas what to do here ? I tried opening the case, but I can't find the onboard sound cards chip, most of the chip labels are not readable, but it's there in the it's gotta be there on the motherboard....

Robert B

the audio card is :

" The serial number provided (8831BXH20866) indicates that this is a Deskpro EN Series Desktop (DPEND P300/3.2/32/NT EUROA2).

The audio originally shipped with this system is Embedded ESS 1869 16-bit, full duplex audio, and an internal 40 70 mm oval speaker. "

A ESS 1869 16-bit ... why isn't this autodetected? , this used to be quiet a common sound card in the old days... no?

Can anyone tell me what could I possibly do to get it working ?

Robert B
Probably not auto detected (or in lspci) because ... it might be ISA.

Make sure that in the bios, sound is enabled.

Then what happens when you run Soundcard detection from the system tools menu.
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