Creative Soundblaster Live and FreeBSD 5.1-Release

Shawn drevil at
Mon Aug 4 17:19:09 PDT 2003

On Sun, 2003-08-03 at 00:20, Travis Troyer wrote:
> I have a Creative Soundblaster Live card, and I have been searching for 
> information about using it with FreeBSD, but I haven't been able to come up 
> with much.  I was hoping somebody has had some luck recently with getting 
> front and rear output with this card, or has at least been able to find a way 
> to adjust the bass and treble (by default they seem extremely high).
> Any information would be appreciated.

Your best bet for full featured drivers is

That's the only way under FreeBSD (that I know of) that you'll get a
full featured mixer (with bass / treble control) and rear outputs
properly. There are two developers that I know of that are trying to
create a better Audigy driver for FreeBSD 5.x that will have bass and
treble control, but other than that...

The Linux ALSA Project is the only project I know of currently that has
fairly good support for front + rear outputs for the Creative Series of

Personally, I've never cared for ALSA, and am somewhat distraught that
many future 'free' applications may use the ALSA API instead of the OSS
API, putting many of us out in the cold figuratively speaking.
Obviously, most of these applications are open source in one way or
another and can be ported to OSS, but I digress...

Shawn <drevil at>

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