Awfully OT Question.

Matthew Emmerton matt at
Tue Jun 3 14:13:03 PDT 2003

This was brought up a while ago (check the archives.)

The answer was "porting ALSA to FreeBSD would be a bad idea", mainly
becaue the sound system architecture that we have is much better than

Please refer to the archives for more details.

On Tue, 3 Jun 2003, Frank J. Cameron wrote:

> FYI, There is a general questions list at freebsd-questions at
> I actually know nothing about this; but, I would be  surprised if this
> was possible.  FreeBSD does have its own driver pcm.  Add "device pcm"
> to your kernel config and reboot; it usually works pretty well for plug
> and play cards (though I've never tried anything high-end or exotic).
> -frank
> On Tue, 2003-06-03 at 15:56, Mario Lobo wrote:
> > Please forgive me for this terribly off-topic question but could anyone on this
> > list point to me the proper direction on info to get the ALSA sound driver to
> > work under FreeBSD (if that is at all possible!!)? I figured there are many
> > kernel experts here who would an idea about this.
> >
> > I looked in the FreeBSD and ALSA sites and there is no mention of each other on
> > neither.
> >
> > Again, sorry and Thanks!
> --
> Frank J. Cameron <cameron at>
> Concurrent Technologies Corp.
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