SoundBlaster 16 PnP ISA Card on 5.1
Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.
kdk at daleco.biz
Fri Feb 27 15:31:18 PST 2004
Philippe Vachon wrote:
> Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>> Philippe Vachon <phirkel at sympatico.ca> writes:
>>> I just subscribed to the list, but I've been using FreeBSD on and off
>>> for a few months now. There has, however, been one thing lacking from
>>> my FreeBSD setup and that is the ability to play sound!
>> Do bear in mind that you are running an outdated version of an "early
>> adopter's" release of the OS.
>>> I followed the directions in the handbook (namely adding the line to
>>> load the snd_ab16.ko kernel module to loader.conf) and adjusted the
>> Nowhere in the handbook is the snd_sb16.ko module even mentioned.
>> Did you try just loading the snd_pcm.ko module?
>>> volume. The sound, when it does play, is compressed -- i.e. runs at 10
>>> times the speed it should. I can't even play any audio with XMMS.
>> That's not what "compressed" normally means in relation to audio.
>> What did you use to play audio besides xmms? Did something different
>> happen when you used xmms, or was that just
>> awkward phrasing?
>>> Anybody have any ideas? It's a Creative SoundBlaster 16 PnP ISA card
>>> (model CT4180), and it's in a PIII450 box with an ASUS P2BF
>>> motherboard. Any help will be appreciated.
>> I have such a card (probably not *quite* the same model) in my -STABLE
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> I did try loading just the snd_pcm module, which did nothing.
> SoundBlaster cards need a bridge, as far as I can tell, to the PCM
> driver. That's where the snd_sbc and snd_sb16 kernel modules come in.
> I had used more than just XMMS -- I used cdcontrol (making sure the
> volume was turned up on the analogue CD input), which didn't play
> audio at all, as was the case with XMMS. When I tried using
> applications that use sound (i.e. Gaim), the sound was compressed
> (sped up if you will).
> As I said before, the sound is compressed -- not in the data sense,
> but rather in the analogue sense where the wavelength of a waveform
> decreases, as does the period. I appologize if I had confused you, but
> I'm not a Software Engineer -- merely a lowly Electrical Engineering
> Student. :)
> I'm not quite sure what you mean by outdated - does FreeBSD go with
> the Linux Kernel release numbers - odd for development, even for
> stable - or am I missing something, because uname-a tells me I'm
> running 5.1-RELEASE.
> Phil V.
Nothing to do with the Linux crowd ;-),
it's just that 5.1-RELEASE was what,
October? And it's an "experimental" or
at least "New Technology" (~'beta'?)
release ... so you really should try and
stay up to date as much as possible
to see if the issues you are having
have been resolved.
PS> See the "Early Adopter's
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