Help to get Sound functioning on FreeBSD 5.3

Ean Kingston ean at
Tue Feb 8 16:11:33 PST 2005


I've been having problems getting sound to work on FreeBSD 5.3. It worked find 
on 4.10 (before the upgrade) using the new sound system.

I've googled for answers. I when through the Handbook section on setting up 
the sound system twice to make sure I got everything right. The 5.3 install 
is a new install from CD, then source cvsup and the usual make/build 
world/kernel to install the system. It is an SMP system.

Here is the relevant part of dmesg :
pcm0: <Creative CT5880-C> port 0xb800-0xb83f irq 19 at device 9.0 on pci0

Here is what sndstat says:
$ cat /dev/sndstat
FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm)
Installed devices:
pcm0: <Creative CT5880-C> at io 0xb800 irq 19 kld snd_es137x (1p/1r/2v 
channelsduplex default)

Any suggestions on a simple command line tool to test the sound system out?

I'm using KDE (installed with base system). I noticed that artswrapper is not 
completely up-to-date so I am going to update all relevant parts of KDE to 
get it up to date for testing.

Ean Kingston

E-Mail: ean AT hedron DOT org

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