sound works with kldload, but not /boot/loader.conf?
Robert William Vesterman
bob at vesterman.com
Sun Dec 12 17:16:13 PST 2004
I just tried playing a WAV file using xmms (this is the first time I've
tried anything with sound on my installation). It issued a very generic
error message, telling me things like "make sure your device is
installed". I did some research (mostly in the FreeBSD handbook), and
eventually got my sound working by doing a "kldload snd_driver".
I then changed /boot/loader.conf to contain the line:
So that I wouldn't have to "kldload snd_driver" every time. After
rebooting, xmms acted like it was playing the song - no error message,
equalizer lights happily jumping around, et cetera - but no sound came out.
If I try "kldload snd_driver" at this point, it says that snd_driver is
already loaded. If I comment out the line from /boot/loader.conf,
reboot and do a "kldload snd_driver", the sound works fine (as it did
So, am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to get the
/boot/loader.conf line to work? Is there anything else I could investigate?
If it's just screwed up and that's all there is to it, could I just
manually put "kldload snd_driver" into some automatic startup script? If
so, what is the appropriate script?
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