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Thu Feb 1 21:35:19 UTC 2018
On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 2:24 PM, C Gray <frankfenderbender at council124.org> wrote:
> Much appreciation for sharing that wisdom.
> Ordering the card now.
> thanks and best wishes,
> On 01-February-2018, at 03:12 AM, Polytropon wrote:
> > On Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:02:30 -0800, C Gray wrote:
> >> I have a Dell PowerEdge T300 server which has the following slots available:
> >> slot 1: 3.3-V, full-length PCIe x4 with x8 connector
> >> slot 2: 3.3-V, full-length PCIe x4
> >> slot 3: 3.3-V, full-length PCIe x8
> >> slot 4: 3.3-V, full-length PCIe x8
> >> slot 5: 3.3-V, full-length PCI-X
> >> The system is based around:
> >> Xeon X3440 @ 2.50 GHz Quad core
> >> 2GB DDR3 RAM.
> >> It's been said that a driver supported for Vista will work with for FreeBSD.
> > That sounds very strange. Both systems are so fundamentally
> > different in architecture and binary interfaces.
> >> The card I am looking at works with Microsoft Windows7, Vista, and XP.
> >> It's PCI-X based, and would, thus, be inserted into [my] slot 5:
> >> Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer SB0770 7.1-Channel
> >> PCI Sound Card
> >> My question is whether the CD of sound card drivers are in a
> >> standardized format such that,
> >> FreeBSD/TrueOS can use them, as is, just as the Microsoft-verified
> >> environments do?
> > Probably not.
> > But it's not needed. FreeBSD provides the drivers needed and loads
> > them automatically at system startup once the hardware has been
> > detected properly. There usually is no need to manually download
> > or install something.
> > I've been using Creative Labs SoundBlaster cards in the past, and
> > the OS automatically loaded the correct driver. You can easily
> > verify this with
> > # pciconf -lv | less
> > and
> > # cat /dev/sndstat
> > The sound card should then be listed, and the corresponding driver
> > right next to it.
> > SoundBlaster cards have a long tradition of out-of-the-box support
> > on FreeBSD. Even on Linux, ALSA seems to provide support for this
> > particular card.
> >> Do they even use the same suffix?
> > What kind of suffix are you talking about?
> >> Are they well-written enough to discover the platform whereon
> >> they are expected to run (*that is, to "drive").
> > Probably not. Drivers made for "Windows" will only work on a
> > specific subset of "Windows" versions, i. e., the "driver system"
> > they have been created for. So their use is even limited within
> > the "Windows" ecosystem, and outside of it, they are more or
> > less useless.
> >> It the OS discovers the driver rather than the driver
> >> discovering the OS, the same functional use may be achieved,
> >> however, I'm ignorant other than
> >> guessing as to how drivers work and what is required for that
> >> to take place.
> > As I said, manually supplying drivers is not needed on FreeBSD
> > because the drivers are already there. The OS discovers the
> > hardware and loads the driver. Simple and easy. :-)
> >> Where are they stored in Windows and in FreeBSD, and how do I
> >> install the proper one from the
> >> disk accompanying the card (most likely meant for Microsoft's
> >> toolset/installer.
> > You don't. The OS already has the drivers installed.
> >> Suggestions?
> > If you have the card at hand, install it as recommended into the
> > system and boot FreeBSD. With the commands mentioned above, check
> > if (a) the device has been recognized, and (b) the appropriate
> > driver has been loaded. There isn't much more you have to do, as
> > FreeBSD is a "plug & play" OS. :-)
> > --
> > Polytropon
> > Magdeburg, Germany
> > Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> > Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
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If you are an audiophile....
I'm pretty sure i saw a note in the Creative driver source that it
only supports up to 48Khz. ... uggh.
Option, you can pay 10 bucks for OSS if you can get ahold of an older
card, this works great with older Asus Xonar cards but the currently
available cards use a different chipset that totally does not work. It
would be risky to buy one without knowing for certain the chipset
Here's a USB adapter that supports 192 KHz and works with FreeBSD. And
Sewell Direct Soundbox Pro External USB Sound Card, 24 bit 192 KHz
Audio, 7.1 Channels Sound Cards SW-30415
It's what I believe to be a rebrand, I bought the exact same unit
several years ago under a different name.
Los Altos California USA
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