[PC-BSD Testing] 8.1 RC1 Issues

Bill Sun billksun at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 06:24:03 PDT 2010


I'm not denying the possibility of placebo in regards to sound in PC-BSD vs
Windows 7 ;)   But it definitely sounds much better in PC-BSD than in
Kubuntu with ALSA or OSS4.  Kubuntu with OSS4 still crackles and stutters.
 But again, I don't think I've used PC-BSD long enough to say that it does
not crackle or stutter, but the improvement in sound fidelity was pretty
apparent vs. Kubuntu.

-Bill

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 11:20 PM, Alexander Yerenkow <yerenkow at uct.ua>wrote:

>  14.07.2010 8:53, Bill Sun пишет:
>
> 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.
>
>  Is this really so? do you have any other PC, or laptop;
> There is such nice program for Win - http://www.rightmark.org/
> which could test digitally your card.
> Maybe if you got some time, you could make detailed test PC-BSD/Win7/Linux,
> to make sure that this isn't illlusion because of good opininon about PC-BSD
> :)
>
>
>  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.
>
> It's probably KDE/Linux things, as you can see it's not always working
> under FreeBSD/PC-BSD
>
>
>  -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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