sound support

Mathew Kanner mat at
Fri May 20 08:05:34 PDT 2005

On May 19, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> Arne W?rner <arne_woerner at> wrote:
> >You should use
> > device sound
> >and
> > device snd_XXX
> >(where XXX denotes your sound card)
> I suggest a different approach:
> - "kldload /boot/kernel/snd*"
> - "cat /dev/sndstat"
> - have a look at the output and search for snd_XXX
> - add 'snd_load="YES"' and 'snd_XXX_load="YES"' to /boot/loader.conf

	100x I agree, except his question was 'why doesn't it compile'
not 'how do I setup sound'.  I think we should put some emphasis on
getting the man page to recommend using kld's before recompiling the

ps.  I have some pending ideas to get back to you on from our previous
conversations a few weeks ago.

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