what KERNEL entry for an AWE64?

Gary Kline kline at tao.thought.org
Thu Oct 28 19:15:54 PDT 2004

On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 08:12:03PM -0400, Brian Bobowski wrote:
> Gary Kline wrote:
> >	Seems to be a PnP card.  I just tried snd_driver; no joy, so will
> >	try the sb16 next.  Trying to use mplayerplugin.  Maybe have to
> >	settle for realplayer.
> >
> >	-g
> > 
> >
> Mixer settings could be at fault if you're hearing no sound; my SB Live 
> was VERY quiet under FreeBSD. Watch the kernel messages(via tty0 or 
> checking dmesg) for the success/failure of the driver loading. Also, you 
> can "cat /dev/random > /dev/dsp" to do a quick sound-check from the console.
> If you're running FreeBSD 5.x(which would be the case if snd_driver 
> existed but didn't help), the device should be created automatically if 
> it succeeds, and you can "cat /dev/sndstat" for info. If 4.x(which just 
> uses "snd" not "snd_driver"), you may have to create a device node, 
> which is something I have no experience with.
> If none of this works, you might want to check the HARDWARE.TXT file for 
> your version of FreeBSD(should be on the installation media). Not only 
> will this let you know the card is supported, it might offer some 
> insight as to the driver?
> HTH, I can't presently think of anything more.

	Well, no  sound.  The speakrs make a sound when I
	hit the power swich, from sndstat I see that the card is
	there; so is the snd_sb16 driver.  Otherwise, nothing.

	So looks like bad hardware.  (??)

	thanks for your hdlp.


   Gary Kline     kline at thought.org   www.thought.org     Public service Unix

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