requesting help to make sound work on thin/diskless client

Tore Lund toreld at
Mon Oct 9 15:30:51 PDT 2006

Raymond Gibson wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm looking for help. I built a thin/diskless client that I boot via 
> etherboot. After power up the client boots and gives me a login prompt. At 
> that time I enter 'root' and I am presented with a command prompt. I then 
> enter 'X -query <server ip>' and X starts and it works as expected.
> I would like to add sound. Unfortunately, I can't find documentation 
> describing this process. So, could someone explain to me how to configure the 
> client/server? My server is FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE.
> BTW: I installed an ISA soundblaster sound and compiled these lines into my 
> kernel. The kernel detects the sound card during boot-up.
> # Add the generic audio driver
> device          sound
> device          snd_sbc
> device          snd_sb16

It's unclear to me what does not work for you.  Have you tried to enter
the lines in device.hints suggested in section of the handbook,
which uses the devices you mention as an example?

And if that does not work, does "kldload snd_driver" return any useful

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