Can't use AC97 sound in 5.4

Nguyen Tam Chinh chinhngt at
Sat May 14 12:45:22 PDT 2005

You've added wrong driver for your sound card.
>From man snd_ich:
     The snd_ich driver supports the following audio devices:

      o   AMD 768
      o   AMD 8111
      o   Intel 443MX
      o   Intel ICH
      o   Intel ICH revision 1
      o   Intel ICH2
      o   Intel ICH3
      o   Intel ICH4
      o   Intel ICH5
      o   Intel ICH6
      o   NVIDIA nForce
      o   NVIDIA nForce2
      o   NVIDIA nForce2 400
      o   NVIDIA nForce3
      o   NVIDIA nForce3 250
      o   NVIDIA nForce4
      o   SiS 7012
But in fact you have a VIA sound card :)
The easiest way is add" sound_load="YES" to loader.conf, the other way is 
view the sound driver modules in /boot/kernel and choose what's your.

PS. this question should go to question@ not stable@ :)

On Sat, 14 May 2005, VnPenguin wrote:

> Hi list,
> Just installed 5.4. it works fine except my AC97 on board sound.
> I added a line in /boot/loader.conf :
> snd_ich_load="YES"
> But when I run xmms, there is always error like:
> ** WARNING **: oss_open(): Failed to open audio device (/dev/dsp): No
> such file or directory
> Here is info about my sound card:
> # pciconf -lv | grep -B4 audio
> none1 at pci0:17:5:        class=0x040100 card=0x30051695 chip=0x30591106
> rev=0x50 hdr=0x00
>    vendor   = 'VIA Technologies Inc'
>    device   = 'VT8233/33A/8235/8237 AC97 Enhanced Audio Controller'
>    class    = multimedia
>    subclass = audio
> Any help please.
> Thank you,
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