Long msg: Unable to enable audio in FreeBSD 6.2 - Chipset VT8233A

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at student.uu.se
Tue Oct 2 08:06:32 PDT 2007

On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 03:45:10PM +0100, Sai Vinob wrote:
> --- Erik Trulsson <ertr1013 at student.uu.se> wrote:
> > That chipset is not a VT8233A. It is a Via VT8237A.
> > The snd_hda(4) driver should work for that chip.
> Oops... You are right! I counter-checked with Asus site-the chipset is
> not VT8233A but VT8237A.
> > (In case someone wonders:  No, the VT8237 and the VT8237A are
> > not the same chip.  The most obvious is which audio driver is needed
> > (snd_via8233
> > vs snd_hda))
> Probably that's why 'kldload snd_via8233' was not working. But then
> loading generic 'kldload sound' should have worked right?
> > I don't think that driver was included in 6.2-RELEASE, so you might
> > have
> > to upgrade to the latest -STABLE if you have not already done so,
> Now, you need to help me with 'how to' here. I dont know how to do this
> job. Only two days back I did 'cvsup'. Is that what you are talking
> about? If not kindly guide me.

'cvsup' is used as the first step when upgrading. Then you need to recompile
and install everything too.
This is all documented fairly well in the FreeBSD Handbook:


Read all of that carefully before going any further.
It is not really difficult, but the whole procedure can be a bit daunting
the first time you go through it.

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at student.uu.se

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