Will installing a separate sound card work?

Andrea Venturoli ml at netfence.it
Sun Sep 11 17:08:14 UTC 2016

On 09/10/16 20:51, Manish Jain wrote:

> Nice to hear from you. I knew I could always count on your reply : - )
> The onboard sound would have been great had it not been for that hiss
> that comes along. The hiss is loud enough to be a real game-spoiler. I
> plugged in my headphones in place of the speakers, and the hiss is
> present on the headphones too. So it had to be a problem with the
> onboard chip or the driver. I eliminated the driver by installing
> Windows XP, and the hiss is present in WMP playback too. So the only
> option now is to install a separate sound card. I don't mind that, as
> long as the card can be made to work with FreeBSD 10.x/11.

Just a shot in the dark: did you silence everything through the mixer?
E.g. is line-in at 0? CD?
Try and see if that hiss comes from the channel you are really trying to 

I know, this is not likely, but costs nothing, so it's worth trying.


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