snd_hda(4) on 8.0-BETA1 not working for me

Aragon Gouveia aragon at
Fri Jul 10 22:52:41 UTC 2009


Paul B. Mahol wrote:
> On 7/10/09, Aragon Gouveia <aragon at> wrote:
>> Not having any luck with snd_hda(4) on 8.0-BETA1.  Everything seems to
>> load fine, but getting no sound from mplayer, nor anything when catting
>> /dev/random to /dev/dsp.  Tried setting vol, pcm, and speaker levels to
>> 100% with mixer(8), no difference.
>> dmesg pasted below.  Any ideas?
> It worked before?
> You tried changing hw.snd.default_unit?
> Posting hdac verbose output is much more useful.

Yea, I did try adjusting default_unit.  After more experimenting I 
noticed that I could get sound from the headphone jack, just not the 
built-in speakers.  I spent some time tonight experimenting with snd_hda 
and I've got it working.  The fix was:


in loader.conf

This is on a Dell XPS M1330 in case anyone else bumps into this. :)


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