Problem with SoundBlaster Audigy on FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE

Alexander Chamandy bsdfreak at
Thu Apr 14 15:19:52 PDT 2005

I'm having problems after a recent upgrade to FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE. 
RC-1 seemed to work fine, but now my media files (audio and video
alike) are not properly playing.  And I get this error:

pcm0:play:0: play interrupt timeout, channel dead

Has anyone experienced this and if so, know of a reasonable workaround?


FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE #14: Thu Apr 14 16:29:53 EDT 2005
    alex at
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+ (2009.15-MHz K8-class CPU)
  Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0xf48  Stepping = 8
  AMD Features=0xe0500800<SYSCALL,NX,MMX+,LM,3DNow+,3DNow>
real memory  = 2147418112 (2047 MB)
avail memory = 2064994304 (1969 MB)
ioapic0 <Version 1.1> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
acpi0: <Nvidia AWRDACPI> on motherboard
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x1008-0x100b on acpi0
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf0-0xcf3,0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
pci0: <serial bus, SMBus> at device 1.1 (no driver attached)
ohci0: <nVidia nForce3 USB Controller> mem 0xfc003000-0xfc003fff irq
22 at device 2.0 on pci0
usb0: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support
usb0: SMM does not respond, resetting
usb0: <nVidia nForce3 USB Controller> on ohci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: nVidia OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 3 ports with 3 removable, self powered
ohci1: <nVidia nForce3 USB Controller> mem 0xfc004000-0xfc004fff irq
21 at device 2.1 on pci0
usb1: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support
usb1: SMM does not respond, resetting
usb1: <nVidia nForce3 USB Controller> on ohci1
usb1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1: nVidia OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub1: 3 ports with 3 removable, self powered
pci0: <serial bus, USB> at device 2.2 (no driver attached)
pci0: <network, ethernet> at device 5.0 (no driver attached)
pci0: <multimedia, audio> at device 6.0 (no driver attached)
atapci0: <nVidia nForce3 UDMA133 controller> port
0xf000-0xf00f,0x376,0x170-0x177,0x3f6,0x1f0-0x1f7 at device 8.0 on
ata0: channel #0 on atapci0
ata1: channel #1 on atapci0
pcib1: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 10.0 on pci0
pci1: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib1
pcm0: <Creative Audigy (EMU10K2)> port 0xa000-0xa01f irq 19 at device
7.0 on pci1
pcm0: <TriTech TR28602 AC97 Codec>
pci1: <serial bus, FireWire> at device 7.2 (no driver attached)
ahc0: <Adaptec 2940 Ultra2 SCSI adapter> port 0xa800-0xa8ff mem
0xfb004000-0xfb004fff irq 16 at device 8.0 on pci1
aic7890/91: Ultra2 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 32/253 SCBs
atapci1: <SiI 3512 SATA150 controller> port
mem 0xfb006000-0xfb0061ff irq 17 at device 13.0 on pci1
ata2: channel #0 on atapci1
ata3: channel #1 on atapci1
pcib2: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 11.0 on pci0
pci2: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib2
pci2: <display, VGA> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
pci2: <display> at device 0.1 (no driver attached)
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x64,0x60 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
orm0: <ISA Option ROMs> at iomem
0xd8000-0xdd7ff,0xd0000-0xd7fff,0xc0000-0xccfff on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
uhub2: vendor 0x0543 product 0x1167, class 9/0, rev 2.00/ff.ff, addr 2
uhub2: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
ugen0: Saitek Saitek X45, rev 1.00/0.02, addr 3
ums0: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse, rev 2.00/11.00, addr 4, iclass 3/1
ums0: 3 buttons and Z dir.
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 2009148084 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
ad2: 58644MB <IC35L060AVVA07-0/VA3OA52A> [119150/16/63] at ata1-master UDMA100
acd0: DVDR <TEAC DV-W516GA/C4S2> at ata1-slave PIO4
da0 at ahc0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <SEAGATE ST118273LW 6246> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-2 device
da0: 80.000MB/s transfers (40.000MHz, offset 15, 16bit)
da0: 17366MB (35566480 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 2213C)
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad2s1a
nv0: <NVIDIA nForce MCP3 Networking Adapter> port 0xd000-0xd007 mem
0xfc000000-0xfc000fff irq 22 at device 5.0 on pci0
nv0: Ethernet address 00:0d:61:14:6f:39
nv0: Ethernet address: 00:0d:61:14:6f:39
miibus0: <MII bus> on nv0
rlphy0: <RTL8201L 10/100 media interface> on miibus0
rlphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto

Best wishes,

Alexander G. Chamandy
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