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Old 06-22-2007, 07:31 PM
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Default [Solved] Sound card problems
I have an Asus P4S8X motherboard I have installed PC-BSD on (1.3.x). I cannot get the soundcard to work. I have tried the on-board C-Media, an old SB card, and a SoundBlaster Live! card. Here are some outputs that might be useful.

# dmesg | grep audio
pci0: <multimedia, audio> at device 9.0 (no driver attached)

# cat /dev/sndstat
FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm: 64bit 2007062202/i386)
Installed devices:

# kldstat
Id Refs Address Size Name
1 43 0xc0400000 742370 kernel
3 2 0xc0b4e000 1af50 linux.ko
4 2 0xc0b69000 52cc snd_cmi.ko
5 35 0xc0b6f000 4767c sound.ko
6 1 0xc0bb7000 368c snd_driver.ko
7 2 0xc0bbb000 4d08 snd_ad1816.ko
8 2 0xc0bc0000 50f4 snd_als4000.ko
9 2 0xc0bc6000 6bdc snd_atiixp.ko
10 2 0xc0bcd000 54f4 snd_cs4281.ko
11 3 0xc0bd3000 74b0 snd_csa.ko
12 2 0xc0bdb000 bf60 snd_ds1.ko
13 2 0xc0be7000 f3b0 snd_emu10kx.ko
14 2 0xc0bf7000 8588 snd_envy24.ko
15 4 0xc0c00000 1858 snd_spicds.ko
16 2 0xc0c02000 82b8 snd_envy24ht.ko
17 2 0xc0c0b000 8cb8 snd_es137x.ko
18 2 0xc0c14000 4ae0 snd_ess.ko
19 5 0xc0c19000 489c snd_sbc.ko
20 2 0xc0c1e000 4924 snd_fm801.ko
21 3 0xc0c23000 b3b8 snd_mss.ko
22 2 0xc0c2f000 13c98 snd_hda.ko
23 2 0xc0c43000 6c74 snd_ich.ko
24 2 0xc0c4a000 8590 snd_maestro.ko
25 2 0xc0c53000 a494 snd_maestro3.ko
26 2 0xc0c5e000 10928 snd_neomagic.ko
27 2 0xc0c6f000 4e58 snd_sb16.ko
28 2 0xc0c74000 488c snd_sb8.ko
29 2 0xc0c79000 5818 snd_solo.ko
30 2 0xc0c7f000 51d8 snd_t4dwave.ko
31 2 0xc0c85000 752c snd_via8233.ko
32 2 0xc0c8d000 49dc snd_via82c686.ko
33 2 0xc0c92000 4584 snd_vibes.ko
34 1 0xc6043000 6000 linprocfs.ko
35 1 0xc6054000 4000 logo_saver.ko
36 3 0xc6081000 7d000 osscore.ko
37 1 0xc6106000 5000 emu10k1x.ko
38 1 0xc610e000 c000 vmix.ko

# kldload snd_emu10kx.ko
kldload: can't load snd_emu10kx.ko: File exists

Is this a motherboard issue? I shut just about everything off in the BIOS to try and limit the chance of a conflict, but no luck.
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:41 AM
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I'm not sure why all those sound drivers are loading, some of them conflict.
You should only have sound.ko and one snd_*.ko driver loaded.
What c-media chipset does your onboard use?
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:19 PM
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I think the on-board audio is CMedia 9739A (does that help?)

I thought I set it up so that it would check the soundcard and pick the best choice. Apparently, it is not doing that correctly. I will try your suggestion and see if it works better.

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Old 06-26-2007, 01:37 AM
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Default Disabling other sound files
I tried to disable the other .ko files (I thought it was because I was using, but I think it is happening before that. There is a bunch of stuff that flashes on the screen before the boot options show up (after the mbr, but before the PC-BSD options). It looked like those might be related to the sound. It is difficult to tell as they are only there for a second before they are gone.
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:43 AM
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Default Problem seems to be fixed
I rebooted and am getting sound now. I guess that fixed it. Thanks for the suggestion.
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