No sound when playing a CD in FreeBSD 4.9

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Fri Nov 21 03:01:18 PST 2003

On Friday 21 November 2003 01:14 am, Rahul Fernandez wrote:
> Hi, I have set up my sound card and am able to hear sound through it
> when playing mp3 files with xmms. I have the cd plugin for xmms and
> have, I believe, correctly configured it. The songs on the cd appear
> in the xmms playlist and a song appears to be playing but I hear
> nothing. I have checked the mixer levels with aumix and everything
> seems fine. I have also tried to play a cd using cdcontrol. Again,
> the cd drive appears to be playing but I hear nothing. The cd player
> works works fine under linux and windows. If it is relevant, it is a
> dvd/cd rom combo drive (Lite-on). If anybody has any insght, it would
> be most appreciated! Thanks, Rahul

Look at chapter 16 in the Handbook. There are some things that you have to do, 
such as add "device pcm" or others to your kernel before you can have sound.

I have a black Lite-on in my test server and it worked just fine after I 
configured xmcd to use /dev/acd0c.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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