nForce2 Soundstorm on 5.2.1 Release

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sun Apr 11 02:05:32 PDT 2004

On Sat, Apr 10, 2004 at 10:14:58PM -0500, Casey wrote:

>    I have an Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard, which has a nVidia 
> Soundstorm audio chipset on it.  However, I can't seem to get this 
> chipset to detect in 5.2.1 Release, no matter what I try.  Being 
> relatively new to FreeBsd, I don't really know that many ways to go 
> about trying to get it to detect.  I was hoping someone out there might 
> be able to tell me something to try, or at least confirm for me that 
> this chipset doesn't currently have a driver that works, so I can stop 
> banging my head against the wall.

So, I guess you've tried all the usual stuff, like kldload'ing the
snd.ko driver and checking the dmesg output it generates?

What's the output of:

    # pciconf -lv

(that will scan your PCI bus and report verbosely on all of the PCI
devices it finds.  Usually if it can put a name to a card, then that
card is supported.)

It's not hopeless if pciconf doesn't recognise your card -- it may be
a new revision of a similar piece of kit, with a new PCI ID number,
but that would work well enough with one of the existing drivers.
However, that would take a small kernel patch to make happen.  Or you
may be S.O.L. in which case, buying a cheapo soundcard that you know
is supported would be your best bet.



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