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

Kevin Kinsey kdk at daleco.biz
Tue Oct 2 08:13:06 PDT 2007

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.

Yes, more or less, that's what he means.  You should have:

	*default release=cvs tag=RELENG_6

in your supfile.  The remaining steps are well-documented, also.
For a complete overview, see Chapter 23 of the online handbook
at www.freebsd.org/handbook.


Kevin Kinsey
If it happens once, it's a bug.
If it happens twice, it's a feature.
If it happens more than twice, it's a design philosophy.

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