Setting up Sound Blaster Pro card

Mick Beaver mickcharlesbeaver at
Thu Jan 26 22:11:48 PST 2006


SoundBlaster compatible does not mean that it requires the SoundBlaster drivers.

Here is how I figure out the audio system with FreeBSD. I am certain
the others will be able to correct me.

I just reinstalled my computer, queen-supreme, last night. Here is what I do:

queen-supreme# kldload snd_driver
queen-supreme# cat /dev/sndstat
FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm)
Installed devices:
pcm0: <VIA VT8235> at io 0xe000 irq 22 kld snd_via8233 (5p/1r/0v
channels duplex default)

You see the driver name after "kld". This is what you will load or
compile into your kernel.

-Mick Charles Beaver

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