[PC-BSD Testing] Audio

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Mon Jul 14 07:21:18 PDT 2008

Bill Leeper wrote:
> OK, I now have CD audio, but it was a rather strange path. I shut down  
> this afternoon and installed the new audio card again. I went into  
> CMOS and figured out how to turn off the onboard audio. I then booted  
> into Ubuntu and the card worked flawlessly. So I rebooted and  
> reinstalled the Alpha so I would have a clean install to work from. On  
> the reboot after installing I locked up at the same point as before  
> with the following three lines repeated five times:
> ppc0: parallel port not found
> sio1: Configured irq3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
> sio1: Port may not be enabled

> I rebooted the hard way and went back into CMOS. I then enabled the  
> parallel port and the serial port both of which I have had disabled  
> all along because I did not use them. I now have CD audio and system  
> sounds. I may go back into CMOS later and play around with the  
> settings as I have a feeling all I need is the serial port enabled.  
> But the really strage part is I still get the error messages that were  
> locking me up before.
> Well, just rebooted and I am stuck at the error messages again. One  
> thing else I am getting is /PCBSD/soundDetect/soundcards.xml not found  
> just before the error messages.

I'm pretty sure I know where these errors are coming from, there is a 
bug in our soundDetect program which is corrupting the .xml file and 
resulting in all kinds of errors. (It even panics my system here). I'm 
going to try and get this fixed today :)


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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