Standard sbc and pcm support in GENERIC kernel?

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Fri Mar 5 06:40:56 PST 2004

On Fri, 5 Mar 2004 23:38, Helge Oldach wrote:
> >I don't think I've ever seen a motherboard/BIOS where you HAD to
> >compile it in the kernel..
> I have a number of Compaq DeskPro EN K450 here. Rather decent machines
> for FreeBSD desktops, and for sure not uncommon hardware. But
> unfortunately the stupid Compaq BIOS doesn't have a knob to turn off
> PnP, so I have to rely on PNPBIOS to deal with what the Compaq BIOS had
> detected.
> FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm)
> Installed devices:
> pcm0: <ESS 1869 DSP> at io 0x220 irq 5 drq 1:0 bufsz 4096 (1p/1r/0v
> channels duplex)
> Without PNPBIOS: no pcm0.

Ahh, I see..
Sorry I didn't realise you meant the PNPBIOS in the kernel.. duh :)

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