Realtek sound driver query
sonicy at otenet.gr
Wed Dec 19 05:25:19 PST 2007
Chris Makepeace wrote:
> I am a Linux distro fiddler who is trying to settle down...
> Just installed PC-BSD and the ".../dev/dsp could not be opened (no
> such file or directory)" error appeared. "Mixer cannot be found",
> says the little panel icon.
> Sound is supposed to come via an integrated Realtek ACL883 chip on the
> P965 main board. Realtek themselves have drivers for "Linux (2.4 and
> 2.6)" and also "RHEL4 update 4". These are tar.bz files; dare I
> inflict them on my new setup? I dread trying to hack them to fit it.
> Most other searches end up with Windows drivers only.
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In short: no don't try it.
I don't have an 965P mobo, but my guess is they are using some form of
High Definition Audio (azalia) chipset.
These usually work with the snd_hda driver, which can be loaded as a
module, see instructions here:
I believe PC-BSD has this driver as it is based on 6.2-STABLE (if not
you can download the driver from the location mentioned above). Try:
and see if it reports anything. Try loading the driver by hand at the
console and see if it reacts (cat /dev/sndstat):
Also read the specifics on FreeBSD audio driver installation on the
IIRC, PC-BSD tries to probe all soundcards on startup, so if you have no
sound it may well be your card is unsupported.
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