[PC-BSD Testing] 8.1 RC1 Issues

Bill Sun billksun at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 22:53:24 PDT 2010


Hi Kris,

That worked beautifully!  And listening to the sounds from PC-BSD is a thing
of a beauty!  The sound coming from my Audigy2 card has a much higher
fidelity than those that I have ever heard in a Linux distribution.  And for
some reasons, I feel like it sounds even better than in my Windows 7, with
official drivers!  The highs and lows are more clear, and the details, more
defined.  I haven't run into any crackling or stutters yet in my short time
testing multimedia, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I'm curious as to what does the "System Settings" - > "Multimedia" dialog's
order of sound device preference supposed to do?  One would think that it
would use the top most output device first before delegating to the rest of
the list.

-Bill


On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 6:15 AM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:

>  On 07/13/2010 00:10, Bill Sun wrote:
>
> In regards to the .otf problem, looks like it was a known problem that had
> been fixed:
>
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=194563
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20854
>
> -Bill
>
> On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 7:31 PM, Bill Sun <billksun at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> We probably need to set the sysctl hw.snd.default_unit to 1-3 or
>>> something. Can you post output of "cat /dev/sndstat"?
>>>
>>
>> pcm0: <HDA Realtek ALC892 PCM #0 Analog> (play/rec) default
>> pcm1: <HDA Realtek ALC892 PCM #1 Analog> (play/rec)
>> pcm2: <HDA Realtek ALC892 PCM #2 Digital> (play/rec)
>> pcm3: <HDA Realtek ALC892 PCM #3 Digital> (play)
>> pcm4: <Creative Audigy 2 (EMU10K2)> (play/rec)
>>
>>
> Try this:
>
> In /etc/sysctl.conf, add this line:
>
> hw.snd.default_unit=4
>
> That should default it to the Creative Audigy 2. Of course another options
> is to go into your BIOS and disable the onboard audio device, so that the
> Audigy is the only detected card :)
>
>
>
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
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>
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