Sound in 5.2.1-RELEASE w/ KDE 3.3.3

Mark Cartwright sirloper at
Mon Sep 13 05:24:29 PDT 2004

Hey all,

I've been a FreeBSD user for servers for a very long
time (starting with 2.1-RELEASE) and recently decided
to give it a whirl for my work laptop workstation.

For the most part, everything is great.

However, after installing KDE 3.3.3 out of the ports
collection (from source, as 5.2.1 ships with 3.1.4 and
I wanted the newer version), sound seems to behave
oddly.  Upon reboot, sound works from the console and
also when KDE first starts up, although my "Starting
KDE" system event sound is clearly cut short.  Beyond
that, no sound works either from X or from the

I've looked at the process list as well as at loaded
kernel modules, but can't seem to figure out what the
cause might be.

For reference, the kernel I am using is straight out
of /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/GENERIC, but with the pcm
driver added for sound (I have a Crystal Audio sound
card, so have loaded no additional PCI/ISA drivers).

Let me know if there is any more information I can
provide to help track this down, or if someone has
encountered this and knows a quick fix.  When
replying, please include my email directly as well as
the list as I only get the digest and would like to
keep the response separate if possible.

Thanks a bunch in advance!

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