Originally Posted by mav@
First -- is that FreeBSD now supports only one default device for both playback and recording. As result, you can't set pcm4 as default for playback, but pcm7 for recording. You have to set it in each application separately. That is the biggest problem I see now for implementing automatic switching of default device.
mav@, you seem to really
know your stuff. A follow-up question based on the above statement:
My setup is such that I'm using the rear-end surround-sound jacks for output, but sound input is from my Logitech USB webcam. Can FreeBSD support such a setup?
Or, do I need to provide an actual mic at some appropriate rear-end jack?
PS. On my previous Linux OS, this (rear out, usb in) worked fine, mostly. On the PCBSDv9.1RC1 that I've just
installed, I'm struggling with getting any sound output at all. I'm still trying to figure out how to fix it, but if you will answer the above question in the negative, I might as well stop trying. (Hope is still alive!)