Problem with sound in 5.3-BETA2

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Tue Aug 31 13:18:35 PDT 2004

> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 20:52:24 +0200 (CEST)
> From: "David Barbero" <sico at>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-current at
> Hi all.
> I have a problem with the sound driver snd_fm801, I tryed load snd_fm801
> as module and compile in to the kernel but this not recognize this card.
> This card work properly on FreeBSD 4.7.

I don't think the patch that allows devices ending in numerics to work
properly has been committed to RELENG_5, so you need to enclose the name
in quotation marks. This is fixed in CURRENT and I suspect it will be in
RELENG_5 fairly soon.

Until then, kldload "snd_fm801" has a better chance of working. (Or
device "snd_fm801"
if you are building it into the kernel.)

If you actually tried to load with the quotation marks, please ignore
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at			Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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