ESS Technology AudioDrive family audio device
ess* at isapnp?
audio* at ess?
driver provides support for the ESS
1788, 1888, 1887, and 888 AudioDrive audio devices.
The AudioDrive 1788 is a half-duplex device, while the 1888, 1887, and 888 are
full-duplex. All are capable of 8- and 16-bit audio sample recording and
playback at rates up to 44.1kHz.
The AudioDrive takes 16 I/O ports. The I/O port range, IRQ, and DRQ channels are
set by the driver to the values specified in the configuration file (or for
isapnp or ofisa, the values assigned from the firmware). The I/O port base
must be one of 0x220, 0x230, 0x240, 0x250. The IRQ must be one of 5, 7, 9, 10
(or 15 on the 1887 only). The first DRQ channel must be selected from 0, 1, 3.
The second DRQ channel (used for playback by the full-duplex 1888/1887,
ignored by the 1788) can additionally be set to 5. If both DRQ channels are
used they must be different.
The joystick interface (if enabled) is handled by the
device driver appeared in
The AudioDrive devices have a SoundBlaster compatibility mode, and may be
detected by the SoundBlaster driver (see
) rather than the AudioDrive
driver. The workaround is to remove or disable the SoundBlaster driver from
the kernel configuration.