Raoul rmgls at
Sat May 7 12:07:18 UTC 2011

Hi all,

i try to make working Head on apple hardware:
mac mini (nvidia).

the soundcard is an claims to be an ALC-885.

the driver does not load automatically.
one loaded snd_hda we have:

cat /dev/sndstat

FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm: 32bit 2009061500/i386)
Installed devices:
pcm0: <HDA Realtek ALC885 PCM #0 Analog> (play/rec) default
pcm1: <HDA Realtek ALC885 PCM #1 Digital> (play/rec)
pcm2: <HDA Realtek ALC885 PCM #2 Analog> (play)

the mixer0 1 and 2 are present.
/usr/sbin/mixer works, at least for the values.

but playing something say "coq.wav" gives:


Absolute silence.

Please, have you a hint?

Thanks and Best regards

rmgls at

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