FreeBSD Handbook: Soundcard Setup Addition (7.2.1)

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Mon Jun 6 10:15:41 GMT 2005

[ over to -multimedia, since this isn't a -doc issue ]

On Sun, Jun 05, 2005 at 10:27:13AM +0100 I heard the voice of
Anthony Plunkett, and lo! it spake thus:
> "If you wish to find out the driver selected for your soundcard after 
> running the snd_driver metadriver you may check the /dev/sndstat file:
> [...]
> I don't think an example of the output is needed, it seemed 
> straight-forward to me to know what I was looking for, especially since 
> the handbook talks about the /boot/defaults/loader.conf file.

Well, not to beat on this dead horse again, but...

(ttyp3):{216}% cat /dev/sndstat
FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm)
Installed devices:
pcm0: <CS423x> at io 0x534 irq 5 drq 1:0 bufsz 4096 (1p/1r/0v channels
duplex default)

What am I looking for?

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
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