[PC-BSD Testing] 8.1 RC1 Issues

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Jul 14 06:31:53 PDT 2010

On 07/14/2010 01:53, Bill Sun wrote:
> 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

In theory that multimedia box should let you pick the different sound 
card to use, but I don't think its been fully ported to work properly on 
BSD as of yet, which is why we still need to set the sysctl for the 
default audio. (It may be a OSS vs ALSA thing as well)

Glad to hear it works nicely though!!

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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