device pcm

Mathew Kanner mat at
Mon Sep 6 09:33:44 PDT 2004

On Sep 05, Derrick Edwards wrote:
> On Sunday 05 September 2004 03:31 pm, Mathew Kanner wrote:
> Well guys still having probs with sound. I have tried all recommendtions.
> This is the outpit of my /dev/sndstat
> cat /dev/sndstat
> FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm)
> Installed devices:
> pcm0: <Intel ICH4 (82801DB)> at io 0xc000, 0xc400 irq 17 bufsz 16384 (1p/1r/0v 
> channels duplex default)
> Keep in mind that I do have snd_driver loaded in /boot/loader.conf even 
> snd_ich for overkill
> Output of loader.conf 
> nvidia_load="YES"
> hw.ata.atapi_dma="1"
> linux_load="YES"
> snd_driver_load="YES"
> snd_ich_load="YES"
> Can anyone explain why i do not have a driver associated with card 
> in /dev/sndstat. Also, every one out of 50 reboots, I will get sound for 2 
> seconds then it dies.
> This is my pciconfig
> pcm0 at pci0:31:5: class=0x040100 card=0x4941434d chip=0x24c58086 rev=0x02 
> hdr=0x00
>     vendor   = 'Intel Corporation'
>     device   = '82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller'
>     class    = multimedia
>     subclass = audio

	I don't know the answer but I would recommend doing the

1/ Removing sound from your kernel.
2/ Disable ACPI and NVIDIA

if 2 works
	renable but use host provided AGP.

	Let me know what happens

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