FreeBSD 8.0: how to exchange order of recognized HDA devices?

O. Hartmann ohartman at
Wed May 13 08:07:33 UTC 2009

Pieter de Goeje wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 May 2009 09:34:56 O. Hartmann wrote:
>> The problem occured after the installation of an ATI HD4670 graphics 
>> board, on which one can find an additional HDA device found by the 
>> kernel before the on-board HDA device is found.
>> So many clients, like vlc, mplayer etc. do have problems - they either 
>> play no sound through the usual pathways (via on-board soundcard/chip 
>> and the attached speakerset and/or headphones).
>> I see 4 mixer-devices: mixer0 through mixer3. mixer0 seems to be 
>> attached to the graphics-card, mixer1 shows the usual devices I 
>> recognize and mixer 2 and 3 are unknown to me, they show up only 2 
>> facilities.
>> To make things simple: is there a way to change order of the found HDA 
>> controller?
> sysctl hw.snd.default_unit=x 
> where x should probably be 1 in your case.
> Regards,
> Pieter de Goeje
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Thanks, this 'solved' it, simple, shiny, perfect ;-)


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