[PC-BSD Testing] ASUS M2N-SLI nForce 560 sound vs 7.0.1 ia64?
walt at wump.org
Mon Oct 27 21:01:42 PST 2008
On 10/27/08 11:12 PM -0400, Brodey Dover wrote:
>xcellent! Kind of...let us load the sndstat kernel module then shall we?
I can relate to "Kind of ..." ;-)
># kldload sndstat
I tried that. It barfed. I mucked about some to see if I could
make sense out of why. No real luck but while examining the
handbook page on sound, it mentioned that when in doubt, do ...
root at amd64# kldload -v snd_driver
Loaded snd_driver, id=5
... which had the curious effect of sticking a sndstat "device"
into the /dev directory.
root at amd64# ls /dev
acd0 atkbd0 dvd lpt0 nfs4 ttyd0.init ttyvc
acpi audit fd lpt0.ctl nfslock ttyd0.lock ttyvd
ad0 bpf0 fido md0 null ttyp0 ttyve
ad0s1 cd0 fw0 mdctl pass0 ttyp1 ttyvf
ad0s2 cdrom fw0.0 mem pci ttyv0 ugen0
ad0s2a console fwmem0 midistat pf ttyv1 ugen0.1
ad0s2b consolectl fwmem0.0 msdosfs ppi0 ttyv2 uhid0
ad0s2c ctty geom.ctl net ptyp0 ttyv3 ukbd0
ad0s3 cuad0 io net1 ptyp1 ttyv4 ums0
ad0s3a cuad0.init kbd0 net2 random ttyv5 urandom
ad0s3b cuad0.lock kbd1 net3 sndstat ttyv6 usb
ad0s3c dcons kbd2 net4 stderr ttyv7 usb0
ad1 devctl kbdmux0 net5 stdin ttyv8 usb1
ad1s1 devstat klog net6 stdout ttyv9 xpt0
ad1s2 dgdb kmem net7 sysmouse ttyva zero
ata dumpdev log network ttyd0 ttyvb
So, I did this ...
root at amd64# cat /dev/sndstat
FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm: 64bit 2007061600/amd64)
... not that I have a clue what it really means.
Does it not seem peculiar that an OS trying to support Joe User
would not at least do something to deal with sound? I'm used to
the idea that raw FreeBSD can be mind bogglingly opaque. But
I'm also used the idea of installing Mac OS X and having things
"just work." (Well, for the most part, anyway ;-))
Did I miss a checkbox or button sometime during the install or
Walter M. Pawley <walt at wump.org>
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