help understanding sound/snd_hda on mac pro w/ -STABLE.

swell.k at swell.k at
Mon Sep 8 09:11:06 UTC 2008

George Hartzell <hartzell at> writes:

> An even simpler question would be, how can I test the other pcm
> devices?

If you look closely at /dev/sndstat output you'll notice there is
`default' keyword on one of the pcm's. To change it you have to
set hw.snd.default_unit accordingly. It's documented in sound(4).
Next time you'll run mpg123 it will use different /dev/dsp.

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