[K12OSN] /dev/sequencer on ess sound card

Kevin Squire gentgeen at linuxmail.org
Tue Jul 12 20:05:43 UTC 2005

Dear List,

I have an IBM Aptiva that I use as a thin client (using a boot floppy). 
It has an onboard PCI soundcard.  The sound card uses the ESS Solo1
driver in Windows, (booting without the floppy) and loads the esssolo1
when booted as a client. 

The sound seems to work OK in all but a few apps.  One example is
tuxmath.  When I run tuxmath from a terminal, there error is:
	/dev/sequencer : device not found   
(or something _very_ similar - don't have it in front of me right now)
and then sound starts to come out the speakers of the server.

Right now, my lts.conf file has the following:

        X_MODE_0           = 800x600
        # Need sound info, sound card loaded, but /dev/sequencer could
        # not be found
        SMODULE_01         = "esssolo1"
        SMODULE_02         = "snd-seq-device"
        SMODULE_03         = "snd-seq-midi"

Since this will be going into a pre-school room, they really want/need
the sound to work.  And I actually have 4 identical machines that will
go into the setup.  (So the room will have 1 'white box' server with 
1.0Ghz, 512MB RAM, and 4 IBM Aptiva clients)

So does anyone have experience with this machine/card as a client
and know how to get the /dev/sequencer identified?

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