Soundcard problem

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Sun Nov 23 19:14:51 PST 2008

kenneth hatteland wrote:
> After switching from FreeBSD 7.0 release to stable I have had a big 
> soundproblem.
> When compiling a kernel as I used to with device sound and device 
> snd_emu10Kx as options I now get an error saying mixer is not configured 
> etc.And no sound at all.  Have tried several mixers to but to no avail, 
> I do not understand the problem enough to correct it.

I'm not sure I will either, but maybe won't hurt to try?
> Googling doesn`t help as no one reports the same error with audigy 
> soundcards.
> If  I compile a kernel without the snd_emu10kx device sound works 
> partially, sometimes playing ok, and then often sounding like an alien 
> attacking ( digital noise of the horrible kind) Sooner or later the 
> system locks down after playing about 5 songs with normal sound forcing 
> me to hard switch the system off..  I find this extremely annoying.

I think I would also.

> Does anybody have a clue ? I am not sure which output you`d want me to 
> provide for this so instead of pasting every output I know I thought to 
> ask first...
> I haven`t reversed my system to 7.0 release so that could maybe fix it, 
> but I was hoping to stay with 7.1 :)

Well, relevant lines re: your soundcard from `dmesg` or /var/run/dmesg.boot,
if it's there.  Also, output of `cat /dev/sndstat` and perhaps a listing thus:

ls -l /dev/dsp* /dev/mixer

for starters.

Kevin Kinsey
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