View Full Version : No sound
09-28-2007, 01:09 AM
i have this problem..
sound server informational message:
error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (no such file or directory)
pcbsd-1031# dmesg | grep audio
pcbsd-1031# dmesg | grep pcm
pcbsd-1031# cat /dev/sndstat
FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm)
pcbsd-1031# cat /boot/loader.conf
excuse for my bad english
09-28-2007, 03:25 PM
Join the club and view the post Ian has kindly started for me below . Don't give up the ship . With the exception of SoundBlaster sound and a few crashes when messing with system files this release is looking really nice . If I can get things fixed , it may actually become my primary OS . :)
10-26-2007, 05:18 AM
I also have this problem, but how can we resolve it?
10-26-2007, 02:02 PM
I'm fairly sure the latest OSS drivers installed via ports solves the problem with sound , but they sent my system into a reboot frenzy .
10-30-2008, 08:44 AM
I'm not getting any sound either:
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)
It seems that pcbsd is not picking up any sound devices on my dell gx620 desktop.
Is there a away to fix this?
11-01-2008, 05:21 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!
vBulletin® v3.8.5, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.