First post, by Oetker
My Deskpro EN SFF system has an internal speaker hooked up to the motherboard. It's got an on-board ESS 1869. I've got two issues:
-No PC speaker audio, no matter if I've got external speakers plugged in or not
-No digital audio from the internal speaker either - from what I understand, this should work when no speakers are plugged in to play digital audio.
In Windows I do have a 'PC Speaker' volume slider, but even with speakers plugged in I don't hear PC speaker sound, so it doesn't seem to be the case that PC speaker audio is routed through the ESS, but perhaps it should be.
I've tested the speaker by flicking the leads against a battery, it seems to work. I've also hooked a voltmeter up to the speaker while it's attached to the motherboard and it in both PC speaker and Soundblaster games it doesn't get a signal.
I was wondering if anyone has dealt with one of these systems before and if it's maybe a case of installing Compaq-specific drivers. I tried a Softpaq package meant for Presario systems, and it installed fine, but still no internal speaker.
I'd like to find some way of playing games with PC speaker sound on this, even though it seems it might be impossible with a discrete sound card installed.