sound on FreeBSD
mark at mkproductions.org
Sat Oct 29 17:36:40 PDT 2005
Jim Pazarena wrote:
> does anyone have a link where a web page has been created
> which explains clearly how to install sound drivers
> _and_ test them I.E. play a sound?
> I found on BSDForums.org an explanation which describes
> first using kldload to try to determine what driver you
> need, and then it speaks a bit about compiling directly into
> the kernel, but neither example show how to actually
> play a sound --any sound-- as a test to see if it works.
> A CLI example would be very handy.
The FreeBSD handbook has a chapter on sound configuration and testing.
Look at section 7.2.2. You can cat a file into /dev/dsp to test that it
If you want to play an actual mp3 file or something, check out mplayer
or amp, both are in ports and are CLI apps.
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