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06-12-2007, 09:43 AM
When I boot up I get a message that I don't have sound, Kmixer cannot identify my soundcard, I tried the command "lspci", however I was to find out that doesn't work on BSD as it did on Linux. I am concerned whether the OSS driver will be able to work for my soundcard...
Please help me identify and find drivers for my card, It's an on board card but I don't know how to identify the exact model.
I did this: PCBSD# dmesg | grep audio
PCBSD# dmesg | grep pcm and I got no results...
06-12-2007, 10:23 AM
The correct way to identify what has been detected on your system in the way of audio devices, is the following command:
If your audio card isn't supported, you'll need to find out which chipset you're using in order to continue your quest for sound. If it's onboard sound, visit the website of the manufacturer of your motherboard, find the technical specifications of the board you have, and lookup the audio chipset.
06-12-2007, 10:52 AM
Hello and thank you Solarin.
This is the command's output: PCBSD# cat /dev/sndstat
FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm)
PCBSD# That is not really helping me, I can remember on Linux it was something like ICH6 or something. If I can get my Linux to boot I might get the model or chipset, the BSD bootloader doesn't allow me to boot Linux.
06-13-2007, 06:41 PM
try adding the following to /boot/loader.conf
08-17-2007, 09:49 AM
:D the same problem I met too, I'll try it later, thanks all!
10-30-2008, 08:50 AM
I've got same problem:
user@pcbsd% dmesg | grep audio
pci0: <multimedia, audio> at device 30.2 (no driver attached)
user@pcbsd% dmesg | grep pcm
user@pcbsd% cat /dev/sndstat
FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm: 64bit 2007061600/amd64)
can't add snd_ich_load="YES" to /boot/loader.conf as says I don't have rights to save.
How do I get these rights?
11-01-2008, 05:22 PM
I had the same issue when I first did a fresh install of v7. The sound worked fine with 1.x so I knew it had to be a detection issue. What I was able to do was open up a shell and login as SU. Once you do that, try to see if the system will recognize your correct sound driver. Now try to load the sound driver: kldload snd_driver. The system "should" automatically detect the proper sound driver. In my case, it detected the ATI audio driver. Now you can go to the Info Center and select Sound and it should show a sound driver. Try to play some audio and it should work.
Once you have verified the driver can be autodetected, you can update your boot loader file. Again, as SU you need to edit the file ee /boot/loader.conf. Then just add a line, snd_driver_load="YES". Now when you start up, your sound should have been autodetected and loaded.
I hope this helps!
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