[PC-BSD Testing] Audio

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Sun Jul 13 07:10:43 PDT 2008

Kris Moore wrote:
> Bill Leeper wrote:
>> OK, I picked up a cheap sound card, but can't get it working. I have  
>> been unable to find a way to disable the onboard sound chip. And to  
>> make matters worse  there is a blank spot where the CD audio cable  
>> should plug into the MB. But I did find out that I can play MP3 files  
>> in Audacity so it is beginning to look like it might be not having a  
>> cable. Juk does not work right. If I try to play a file it does not  
>> even start the playback and CD Player works for everything except for  
>> no audio. What is so frustrating is that it worked just fine previously.
> Bill,
> Open KSCD, go to Extra -> Configure KsCD. Under CD-ROM Device, you need 
> to check "use direct digital playback". That was enabled by default in 
> the old kaffeine / KDE3 stuff, which made it work without the small 
> audio cable. I'm not sure if it works in KDE4 though, haven't played 
> with it personally :)


I've found a bug report for this issue:


If you can, please go and throw your 2C into the comment field, and vote 
for the bug. That way it'll get noticed by more devs and hopefully fixed 
soon. If I have time, I'll try to hack away at it later this week as well.


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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