Sound -- but which?

Adam Smith adam at
Tue Sep 14 16:54:05 PDT 2004

I don't know exactly which sound card I have, because I have a home-brand
laptop.  I  have compiled 'device       sound' in my kernel, but have not
added any device-specific drivers at this stage, because I am having
trouble identifying my hardware.

If I 'kldload snd_driver' my /dev/dsp exists, but I have gone through most
of the drivers in /usr/src/sys/modules/sound/driver and loaded these
manually (ie 'kldload snd_emu10k1' for example) and none of the 60% or so
that I tried give me a /dev/dsp.

dmesg reports:

pcm0: <Intel ICH3 (82801CA)> port 0xe100-0xe13f,0xe000-0xe0ff irq 11 at
device 31.5 on pci0
pcm0: <Cirrus Logic CS4299 AC97 Codec>

when I 'kldload snd_driver' so *one* of these drivers *MUST* be presenting
me with a /dev/dsp.  The closest match I can find is the driver snd_cs4281,
however loading this on it's own also doesn't give me a /dev/dsp.

So what is giving me my /dev/dsp?

Adam Smith
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