Inspiron XPS Sound

Tom Donnelly tad1214 at
Wed Oct 24 08:20:07 PDT 2007


I have a Dell Inspiron XPS and so far I have gotten almost everything I 
wanted to get working, working. But I am stuck. I noticed that when 
playing music it sounded really tinny compared to Linux/Windows, and I 
realized it was because it isn't using the subwoofer in the battery. 
What do I need to do to get this to work? I am using snd_ich as the 
driver. dmesg & sndstat below. I have asked on -mobile, but they told me 
I may have better luck here.

-=Tom Donnelly


Cardinal# cat /dev/sndstat
FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm)
Installed devices:
pcm0: <Intel ICH5 (82801EB)> at io 0xf8fff800, 0xf8fff400 irq 17 bufsz 
16384 kld snd_ich (1p/1r/3v channels duplex default)


Cardinal# dmesg
Copyright (c) 1992-2007 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
     The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE #5: Wed Sep  5 18:25:42 CDT 2007
 TDonnelly at
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (3391.51-MHz 686-class CPU)
Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0xf25  Stepping = 5


Logical CPUs per core: 2
real memory  = 2147131392 (2047 MB)
avail memory = 2096193536 (1999 MB)
ACPI APIC Table: <DELL   CPi R  >
ioapic0: Changing APIC ID to 1
ioapic0 <Version 2.0> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
kbd1 at kbdmux0
ath_hal: (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
acpi0: <DELL CPi R  > on motherboard
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x1008-0x100b on acpi0
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
acpi_throttle0: <ACPI CPU Throttling> on cpu0
acpi_acad0: <AC Adapter> on acpi0
battery0: <ACPI Control Method Battery> on acpi0
acpi_lid0: <Control Method Lid Switch> on acpi0
acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
acpi_button1: <Sleep Button> on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
agp0: <Intel 82865 host to AGP bridge> mem 0xf0000000-0xf7ffffff at 
device 0.0 on pci0
pcib1: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib1
acpi_video0: <ACPI video extension> port 0xc000-0xc0ff mem 
0xe0000000-0xefffffff,0xfcff0000-0xfcffffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci1
uhci0: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-A> port 0xbf80-0xbf9f 
irq 16 at device 29.0 on pci0
usb0: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-A> on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci1: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-B> port 0xbf60-0xbf7f 
irq 19 at device 29.1 on pci0
usb1: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-B> on uhci1
usb1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci2: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-C> port 0xbf40-0xbf5f 
irq 18 at device 29.2 on pci0
usb2: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-C> on uhci2
usb2: USB revision 1.0
uhub2: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub2: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci3: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-D> port 0xbf20-0xbf3f 
irq 16 at device 29.3 on pci0
usb3: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-D> on uhci3
usb3: USB revision 1.0
uhub3: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub3: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
ehci0: <Intel 82801EB/R (ICH5) USB 2.0 controller> mem 
0xf8fffc00-0xf8ffffff irq 23 at device 29.7 on pci0
usb4: EHCI version 1.0
usb4: companion controllers, 2 ports each: usb0 usb1 usb2 usb3
usb4: <Intel 82801EB/R (ICH5) USB 2.0 controller> on ehci0
usb4: USB revision 2.0
uhub4: Intel EHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub4: 8 ports with 8 removable, self powered
pcib2: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 30.0 on pci0
pci2: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib2
bge0: <Broadcom BCM5705 A1, ASIC rev. 0x3001> mem 0xfaff0000-0xfaffffff 
irq 18 at device 0.0 on pci2
miibus0: <MII bus> on bge0
brgphy0: <BCM5705 10/100/1000baseTX PHY> on miibus0
brgphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT, 
1000baseT-FDX, auto
bge0: Ethernet address: 00:11:43:61:73:7c
cbb0: <TI4510 PCI-CardBus Bridge> at device 1.0 on pci2
cardbus0: <CardBus bus> on cbb0
pccard0: <16-bit PCCard bus> on cbb0
pci2: <serial bus, FireWire> at device 1.1 (no driver attached)
ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem 0xfafd0000-0xfafdffff irq 17 at device 3.0 on pci2
ath0: Ethernet address: 00:90:96:91:74:8a
ath0: mac 5.6 phy 4.1 radio 1.7
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 31.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel ICH5 UDMA100 controller> port 
0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xbfa0-0xbfaf at device 31.1 on pci0
ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
pcm0: <Intel ICH5 (82801EB)> port 0xd800-0xd8ff,0xdc40-0xdc7f mem 
0xf8fff800-0xf8fff9ff,0xf8fff400-0xf8fff4ff irq 17 at device 31.5 on pci0
pcm0: <SigmaTel STAC9750/51 AC97 Codec>
acpi_tz0: <Thermal Zone> on acpi0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: model GlidePoint, device ID 0
pmtimer0 on isa0
orm0: <ISA Option ROM> at iomem 0xc0000-0xcffff on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio0: port may not be enabled
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 8250 or not responding
sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio1: port may not be enabled
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 3391512136 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
ad0: 57231MB <HTS548060M9AT00 MGBOA5EA> at ata0-master UDMA100
acd0: CDRW <HL-DT-STCD-RW/DVD-ROM GCC-4243N/A102> at ata1-master UDMA33
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s2a
fuse4bsd: version 0.3.9-pre1, FUSE ABI 7.8
module_register: module pci/radeon already exists!
Module pci/radeon failed to register: 17
ath0: link state changed to UP

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