Help needed: sound/audio only semi-working
carlj at peak.org
Mon Oct 24 00:19:28 UTC 2011
Carl Johnson <carlj at peak.org> writes:
> "Ronald F. Guilmette" <rfg at tristatelogic.com> writes:
>> I've been bringing up a new amd64 box with 8.2-RELEASE. So far I've managed
>> to get everything installed OK, including a boatload of freshly-built ports.
>> I've even gotten flash10 working with firefox... well...
>> Unfortunately, this is only MOSTLY working. The video works great, but for
>> audio all I get is absolute silence.
> I also have a Gigabyte board with HDA audio, and it won't directly play
> CD sound either. I had already ripped all of my CDs to .ogg files, so I
> hadn't needed to play the CDs directly. I just tested ripping a small
> section of a CD using cdparanoia and it does produce a .wav audio file
> that can be played using sox. I also notice on my computer that mixer
> doesn't show any controls for CD audio. Unfortunately, I don't remember
> if CDs worked properly on this computer when I had Linux installed, so I
> don't know if the problem is FreeBSD or the motherboard. I did find
> that I have a program called kscd (for KDE) that will play, but I
> suspect that it uses digital extraction instead of playing from audio.
> My system uses a Gigabyte GA-MA785GPM-US2H, and the sndstat output is:
> FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm: 64bit 2009061500/amd64)
> Installed devices:
> pcm0: <HDA ATI RS690/780 HDMI PCM #0 HDMI> (play)
> pcm1: <HDA Realtek ALC885 PCM #0 Analog> (play/rec) default
> pcm2: <HDA Realtek ALC885 PCM #1 Analog> (play/rec)
> pcm3: <HDA Realtek ALC885 PCM #2 Digital> (play/rec)
Just to follow up, I just rebooted into Linux and the CD audio appears
to work properly on it and the CD mixer control seems to work
properly. I have FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE, so it may have changed since
Carl Johnson carlj at peak.org
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