[PC-BSD Testing] 9 Stable - No sound

Brodey Dover doverosx at gmail.com
Mon May 14 15:56:10 PDT 2012

Hello all,

I've got 9 Stable running and have run into a few issues regarding sound.

uname -a:
FreeBSD pcbsd-4036 9.0-STABLE FreeBSD 9.0-STABLE #10: Tue May  1
15:27:17 PDT 2012
root at build9x64.pcbsd.org:/usr/obj/builds/amd64/pcbsd-build90/fbsd-source/9.0/sys/GENERIC

[brodey at pcbsd-4036] ~% cat /dev/sndstat
FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm: 64bit 2009061500/amd64)
Installed devices:
pcm0: <ATI R6xx HDA CODEC PCM (HDMI)> (play)
pcm1: <VIA VT1708S_0 HDA CODEC PCM (Analog 2.0+HP/2.0)> (play/rec) default
pcm2: <VIA VT1708S_0 HDA CODEC PCM (Digital)> (play)
pcm3: <VIA VT1708S_0 HDA CODEC PCM (Rear-panel Digital)> (play)
pcm4: <Envy24HT audio (Generic)> (play/rec)

[brodey at pcbsd-4036] ~% mixer
Mixer vol      is currently set to  53:53
Mixer pcm      is currently set to 100:100
Mixer line     is currently set to  58:58
Mixer mic      is currently set to  65:65
Mixer rec      is currently set to  35:35
Mixer igain    is currently set to   0:0
Mixer ogain    is currently set to 100:100
Mixer monitor  is currently set to  65:65
Recording source: monitor

[brodey at pcbsd-4036] ~% sysctl hw.snd
hw.snd.vpc_reset: 0
hw.snd.vpc_0db: 45
hw.snd.vpc_autoreset: 1
hw.snd.latency_profile: 1
hw.snd.latency: 5
hw.snd.report_soft_matrix: 1
hw.snd.report_soft_formats: 1
hw.snd.compat_linux_mmap: 0
hw.snd.feeder_eq_exact_rate: 0
hw.snd.feeder_rate_quality: 1
hw.snd.feeder_rate_round: 25
hw.snd.feeder_rate_max: 2016000
hw.snd.feeder_rate_min: 1
hw.snd.feeder_rate_polyphase_max: 183040
hw.snd.feeder_rate_presets: 100:8:0.85 100:36:0.92 100:164:0.97
hw.snd.vpc_mixer_bypass: 1
hw.snd.verbose: 0
hw.snd.maxautovchans: 16
hw.snd.default_unit: 1
hw.snd.version: 2009061500/amd64
hw.snd.default_auto: 1

[brodey at pcbsd-4036] ~% sysctl dev.pcm
dev.pcm.0.%desc: ATI R6xx HDA CODEC PCM (HDMI)
dev.pcm.0.%driver: pcm
dev.pcm.0.%location: nid=3
dev.pcm.0.%parent: hdaa0
dev.pcm.0.play.vchans: 4
dev.pcm.0.play.vchanmode: passthrough
dev.pcm.0.play.vchanrate: 48000
dev.pcm.0.play.vchanformat: s16le:2.0
dev.pcm.0.play.32bit: 0
dev.pcm.0.buffersize: 65536
dev.pcm.0.bitperfect: 0
dev.pcm.1.%desc: VIA VT1708S_0 HDA CODEC PCM (Analog 2.0+HP/2.0)
dev.pcm.1.%driver: pcm
dev.pcm.1.%location: nid=28,29,26,30,27
dev.pcm.1.%parent: hdaa1
dev.pcm.1.play.vchans: 1
dev.pcm.1.play.vchanmode: fixed
dev.pcm.1.play.vchanrate: 48000
dev.pcm.1.play.vchanformat: s16le:2.0
dev.pcm.1.play.32bit: 24
dev.pcm.1.rec.vchans: 1
dev.pcm.1.rec.vchanmode: fixed
dev.pcm.1.rec.vchanrate: 48000
dev.pcm.1.rec.vchanformat: s16le:2.0
dev.pcm.1.rec.32bit: 24
dev.pcm.1.rec.autosrc: 2
dev.pcm.1.buffersize: 65536
dev.pcm.1.bitperfect: 0
dev.pcm.2.%desc: VIA VT1708S_0 HDA CODEC PCM (Digital)
dev.pcm.2.%driver: pcm
dev.pcm.2.%location: nid=32
dev.pcm.2.%parent: hdaa1
dev.pcm.2.play.vchans: 1
dev.pcm.2.play.vchanmode: passthrough
dev.pcm.2.play.vchanrate: 48000
dev.pcm.2.play.vchanformat: s16le:2.0
dev.pcm.2.play.32bit: 24
dev.pcm.2.buffersize: 65536
dev.pcm.2.bitperfect: 0
dev.pcm.3.%desc: VIA VT1708S_0 HDA CODEC PCM (Rear-panel Digital)
dev.pcm.3.%driver: pcm
dev.pcm.3.%location: nid=33
dev.pcm.3.%parent: hdaa1
dev.pcm.3.play.vchans: 1
dev.pcm.3.play.vchanmode: passthrough
dev.pcm.3.play.vchanrate: 48000
dev.pcm.3.play.vchanformat: s16le:2.0
dev.pcm.3.play.32bit: 24
dev.pcm.3.buffersize: 65536
dev.pcm.3.bitperfect: 0
dev.pcm.4.%desc: Envy24HT audio (Generic)
dev.pcm.4.%driver: pcm
dev.pcm.4.%location: slot=6 function=0
dev.pcm.4.%pnpinfo: vendor=0x1412 device=0x1724 subvendor=0x14c3
subdevice=0x1704 class=0x040100
dev.pcm.4.%parent: pci4
dev.pcm.4.play.vchans: 1
dev.pcm.4.play.vchanmode: fixed
dev.pcm.4.play.vchanrate: 48000
dev.pcm.4.play.vchanformat: s16le:2.0
dev.pcm.4.rec.vchans: 1
dev.pcm.4.rec.vchanmode: fixed
dev.pcm.4.rec.vchanrate: 48000
dev.pcm.4.rec.vchanformat: s16le:2.0
dev.pcm.4.buffersize: 0
dev.pcm.4.bitperfect: 0

That's all for now.

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