Intel ICH7 High Definition Audio - supported?

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Thu Jan 25 06:48:23 UTC 2007

Quoting Victor Loureiro Lima <victorloureirolima at> (from Wed,  
24 Jan 2007 11:09:13 -0200):

> 2007/1/24, Alexander Leidinger <Alexander at>:
>> Quoting Victor Loureiro Lima <victorloureirolima at> (from Tue,
>> 23 Jan 2007 13:24:35 -0300):
>> It is supported in FreeBSD-current, but not in FreeBSD-stable.
> Any change of it being incorporated into STABLE!?

There are API changes in the sound system (e.g. different syscall  
MIBs). So it is unlikely that there will be a straight MFC. And so far  
nobody tried to do a partial MFC without the API changes (not time,  

>> It's snd_hda. Feel free to pick up binary-only drivers for -stable at
>> Don't forget to read the readme first.
>> Bye,
>> Alexander.
> I got a few errors, maybe you can help me sort this out
> (output generated by script(1)):
> ---
> Script started on Wed Jan 24 10:57:46 2007
> root at zion# pwd
> /root/conf/sound
> root at zion# ls
> README                                  soundcard.h
> sndkld_releng6_amd64_lowlatency.tar.gz  typescript

> root at zion# kldxref /boot/kernel
> root at zion# cp /root/conf/sound/soundcard.h /usr/include/sys/
> root at zion# kldload snd_hda
> kldload: can't load snd_hda: Exec format error

> Any thoughts?!

Just to make sure: you are running an Athlon64, Opteron or Intel EM64T  
system in amd64 mode and not in i386 mode? Did you tried again after a  
reboot? Do you have any sound stuff in your kernel config?


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