Sound blaster live and onboard sound

Kenneth Culver culverk at
Sat Jan 3 06:21:26 PST 2004

Quoting Kaarthik Sivakumar <kaarthik at>:

> Hi
> I have a DELL 2400 that has an Intel i845GL based board. I am currently
> running 5.2-RC2 on it, mainly to get support for the onboard Broadcom 440X.
> This machine has onboard sound that has been turned off in the BIOS and there
> is a SoundBlaster Live! card in it. I kldload-ed the emu10k1 module (and
> later on just kldload-ed snd_drivers) but this sound card is not identified
> and no pcm device shows up in dmesg. I have attached dmesg output for this
> and the output of 'pciconf -lv', which shows the sound blaster card but with
> no drivers attached to it.
> When I turn on the onboard sound in the BIOS, I see the 'pcm' line in dmesg.
> What exactly should I be doing here to get the sound blaster card working? I
> am still running the GENERIC kernel. I searched the archives of -current but
> I havent found anything of use there.
> Thanks.
> kaarthik
Hey, this probably just means that your sblive's pci id isn't in the driver. If
I were you, I'd take either the chip=0x00061102 from the pciconf, and add that
hex value to the driver where the other pci id's are. That should be enough to
make it detect your car.


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