[PC-BSD Testing] ASUS M2N-SLI nForce 560 sound vs 7.0.1 ia64?
kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Oct 28 08:30:01 PDT 2008
Walt Pawley wrote:
> 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)
> Installed devices:
> ... 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
When you started up the desktop, did you get some kind of error
notifying you that sound couldn't be detected? Normally our tools
auto-detect sound, and set it up in the background for you.
If you can, send me this log, and I should be able to figure out whats
wrong. Its probably just a case of the wrong module being loaded. (Or
maybe the module is loading, and this card isn't supported yet, thats
possible as well)
# pciconf -vl > pciconf.out
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