Open Sound System on FreeBSD 6 RC1
Nick J. Date
nick.date at ukonline.co.uk
Mon Oct 24 07:15:49 PDT 2005
I've just "upgraded" my FreeBSD installation from 5.4-RELEASE to
6.0-RC1. With 5.4 I learnt that my sound card (SoundBlaster Live!
24-bit) wasn't supported by the drivers that come with FreeBSD, so I was
using the free version of the Open Sound System (www.opensound.com)
On installing 6.0-RC1, I didn't want to take any chances so I downloaded
the OSS drivers again (selecting 6.0-RC1 as my operating system this
time). The installation and sound tests completed fine and I could hear
music being played. However, although the driver now loads on startup,
it doesn't load any sort of mixer support and the device /dev/mixer
doesn't exist. Even attempting to load OSS's own mixer software reports
that /dev/mixer is non-existant. A re-install doesn't help and I can't
find any option in the set up program that might make the mixer work.
Has anyone else had a similar problem, and if so does anyone know of a
Anyway, if anyone could give me a hand or point me in the right
direction it would be highly appreciated.
Bath, England, UK
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