AC97 sound driver

Ionut Vancea ionut.vancea at
Thu Jun 22 11:11:47 UTC 2006


On 6/17/06, DSA - JCR <juancr at> wrote:
> Hi all at this marvellous list of this marvellous OS !!  ;D
> I am installing a new FreeBSD box and all is ok less the sound car.
> This is an MSI 945P Neo Platinum mainboarda with the sound chipset in it:
> I have installed FreeBSD 6.1 "amd64" (is EM64T chip)
> In BIOS say:
> - Azalia/AC97 sound
> in Manual:
> - High definition link controller in INtel ICH7R chip
> - 7.1+2 channel audio codec Realtek ALC882
> - complaint with Azalia 1.0 spec.
> - Supports DTS effect.
> Well, I only want that the computer has sound for CD, DVD, movies, etc.
> better things are wellcome of course but it is not the purpose of this
> computer.
> I have do the following:
> get the generic sund driver
> # kldload snd_driver
> and
> # cat /dev/sndstat
> but no sound !!!, also the cat command says that there is no sound devices
> installed.
> Is there a device driver for this, or someone I can get to put sound at
> work at a minimum?

maybe, you can try


OSS 3.99.4a announced for FreeBSD (x86 and AMD64)

Fixed up problems with mmap() (games like Quake/Doom) and Non-blocking
mode (like VLC).
Support for FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE (x86 and amd64) now available
Intel Azalia High Definition Audio now functional

have a nice day,

Ioan Vancea

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