Sound not working on laptop

Eric F Crist ecrist at
Sat Jan 10 17:34:52 PST 2004

On Saturday 10 January 2004 07:23 pm, Mazen S. Alzogbi wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for everyone who helped (and is helping me) to find my
> way in the great world of FreeBSD.
> I learned how to recompile the
> kernel and I did compile it with "device pcm" and "device pcm0 at ...."
> but it didn't work. I tried and tried and tried and spent almost 3 hours


Don't use both device pcm AND device pmc0 at....  You should just use:

device pcm

do a kernel compile with the following commands from /usr/src/sys/i386/conf

#config <kernel name>
# cd ../../compile/<kernel name>
# make depend && make && make install

At this point, you MUST reboot your machine.  Once rebooted, install amp 
(/usr/ports/audio/amp) and test with a .wav file.  If you have KDE Games 
installed, you can use the following command to test:

# amp /usr/local/share/apps/kasteroids/sounds/Kasteroids.wav

If you're NOT running KDE at that time, it should work.  If not, try running 
KDE and you should start to hear sounds.

Eric F Crist
AdTech Integrated Systems, Inc
(612) 998-3588
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