Can't get soundcard to work
frank at shute.org.uk
Thu Oct 9 08:43:48 UTC 2008
On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 09:12:28AM +0200, Aniruddha wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-10-08 at 23:31 +0100, Frank Shute wrote:
> > > ls /dev/d
> > > da0 da2 dcons devstat dsp0.0 dsp1.0
> > > da1 da3 devctl dgdb dsp0.1 dumpdev
> > On my machine:
> > $ ls /dev | grep dsp
> > dsp0.0
> > dsp0.1
> > i.e no dsp1.0
> > Could be that the 2 cards are confusing it, as you suggested previously
> > (they both use the same driver). Can you disable one in the BIOS?
> I am afraid not :( my ATI radeon 3850 comes with HDMI support which I
> can't disable.
What about the onboard Intel chip? Can you disable that?
> > What does:
> > $ cat /dev/sndstat
> > give you?
> > FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm: 32bit 2007061600/i386)
> > Installed devices:
> > pcm0: <ATI (Unknown) High Definition Audio Controller> at memory
> 0xff9ec000 irq 17 kld snd_hda [20080420_0052] [MPSAFE] (mixer only)
> > pcm1: <Intel 82801G High Definition Audio Controller> at memory
> 0xffafc000 irq 19 kld snd_hda [20080420_0052] [MPSAFE] (1p:1v/1r:1v
> channels duplex)
The driver is binding to both.
> > I'm not surprised it freaks out - it's probably struggling to figure
> > out which card to use.
> > I feel pretty sure you'll have better luck disabling one. I have had 2
> > cards in the same machine before but they used different drivers.
> Can this problem be solved with buying an new soundcard? Or wil I run
> into the same mess?
I'm no expert on the sound subsystem, so I can't tell you.
You can probably get what you've got to work but I don't know the
I think you're probably best off posting to:
freebsd-multimedia at freebsd.org
Explain that you've got 2 sound chips with the snd_hda driver binding
to both & ask whether it's possible to get sound out of that
configuration without disabling one.
Sorry, I couldn't be more help.
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