sound card

I have a Sound Blaster compatible sound card, ESS 1868 WDM, with irq=5,
i/o=220,388,330, and dma=1,3
I must start it using the /sbin/deva-sb with the above parameters. With
the ps command, it shows up correctly.
To play an audio CD, I must kill that pid! When I try it with realplay,
it gives me errors, dos not work at all. As if it could not find the
Does anyone out there know how to solve the problem, short of buying a
new card.
If not, what sound card do you recommend?