Open Sound System on FreeBSD 6 RC1
infofarmer at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 07:27:42 PDT 2005
On 10/24/05, Nick J. Date <nick.date at ukonline.co.uk> wrote:
> 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.
> Kind regards,
> Nick Date
> Bath, England, UK
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