DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2007-01
Re: A question on enabling sound...
Hm. I confess I don't use my DF machine for multimedia, but I do load the
sound driver at boot, well, just because I can :o)
I don't intend to use it for multimedia, but since the machine has it,
why not enable it?
Id Refs Address Size Name
1 7 0xc0100000 321d08 kernel
2 1 0xc0422000 5020 snd_via8233.ko
3 2 0xc0428000 1c590 snd_pcm.ko
# pciconf -lv (irrelevant output snipped)
pcm0@pci0:17:5: class=0x040100 card=0x18411019 chip=0x30591106 rev=0x50 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'VIA Technologies Inc'
device = 'VT8233/33A/8235/8237/8251 AC97 Enhanced Audio Controller - the
8251 controller is different'
class = multimedia
subclass = audio
The trouble I see on my DF machine is that userland apps like
gnome-volume-control complain about 'unknown mixer device'.
Do you see any errors when you load snd_via8233 from a command prompt?
No I didn't see any errors. But as Gergo Szakal pointed out: it should
go it /boot/loader.conf. So I put both pcm_load and via8233_load in
there, together with sound_load, and now my audio works. As soon as I
had started Gnome, I noticed that the speaker icon had no X through it
but )) after it. A real test was successfull.
Thanks all for helping out.