FreeBSD 8.0: how to exchange order of recognized HDA devices?

Pieter de Goeje pieter at
Wed May 13 07:57:22 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 13 May 2009 09:34:56 O. Hartmann wrote:
> The problem occured after the installation of an ATI HD4670 graphics 
> board, on which one can find an additional HDA device found by the 
> kernel before the on-board HDA device is found.
> So many clients, like vlc, mplayer etc. do have problems - they either 
> play no sound through the usual pathways (via on-board soundcard/chip 
> and the attached speakerset and/or headphones).
> I see 4 mixer-devices: mixer0 through mixer3. mixer0 seems to be 
> attached to the graphics-card, mixer1 shows the usual devices I 
> recognize and mixer 2 and 3 are unknown to me, they show up only 2 
> facilities.
> To make things simple: is there a way to change order of the found HDA 
> controller?
sysctl hw.snd.default_unit=x 
where x should probably be 1 in your case.

Pieter de Goeje

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