Onboard Sound - VIA8233

Aaron Walker zenboy at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 00:53:28 PST 2004

I have managed to get my FreeBSD 5.2 box going on Xorg (which was an
unholy pain), but my furthur attempts to make this into a multimedia
box are being crushed by the problem of Audio. My old Turtle Beach
Montego II card won't even be recognized by the audio/aureal-kmod port
(and manually defining it didn't help). And the onboard sound of my
Epox 8K3A+ is playing, but only on the left channel.

The (important) output of scanpci is :

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x11 function 0x00: vendor 0x1106 device 0x3147
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233A ISA Bridge

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x11 function 0x05: vendor 0x1106 device 0x3059
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235 AC97 Audio Controller

The output of cat /dev/sndstat is :

FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm)
Installed devices:
pcm0: <VIA VT8233A> at io 0xec00 irq 5 kld snd_via8233 (1p/1r/0v
channels duplex default)

I am loading the kld for snd_via8233 all by itself, is there some
option I have to pass to get it to play in stereo?

Aaron Walker
Fairview, OR

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