Sound problem

Ronald Klop ronald-freebsd8 at
Thu Apr 7 04:30:23 PDT 2005

On Thu, 7 Apr 2005 20:32:00 +1000, Warren  
<shinjii at> wrote:

>> Why don't you post some more info about your system? For example: the
>> output of 'uname -a', the output of 'dmesg', the type of hardware that  
>> you
>> are using.
>> What does 'all of a sudden' mean? Did you upgrade something?
>> I'm not telling that I can solve your problem, but other people need to
>> know these things before they can help.
>> Ronald.
> FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE and all of a sudden means i cvsuped my ports/src and  
> did
> installworld and buid kernel yesterday 6th April ... rebooted my machine  
> and
> sound hasnt worked since.
> /dev/sndstat shows nothing
> in loader.conf i have:
> snd_via8233_load="YES"           # via8233
> kernel i have:  device  sound
> dmesg shows no errors at all and as previously said sound was working  
> before
> the reboot.
> loading the module using kldload shows: kldload snd_via8233.ko
> kldload: can't load snd_via8233.ko: Exec format error
> pciconf -lv shows..
> none3 at pci0:17:5:        class=0x040100 card=0xa0021458 chip=0x30591106
> rev=0x60 hdr=0x00
>     vendor   = 'VIA Technologies Inc'
>     device   = 'VT8233/33A/8235/8237 AC97 Enhanced Audio Controller'
>     class    = multimedia
>     subclass = audio

What does kldstat say after booting and after the manual kldload?
And do post your dmesg output.
Is there something logged in /var/log/messages?
Is your kernel in sync with world and with the modules?
Do you compile with extra optimizations?
Did you do a clean make world/kernel?


  Ronald Klop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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