[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.


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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