snd_hda on Optiplex 980

Jonathan Chen jonathan.chen at
Wed Nov 24 20:22:19 UTC 2010

On 24/11/2010 20:38, Alexander Motin wrote:
> On 24.11.2010 00:07, Jonathan Chen wrote:
>> I recently migrated my 8-STABLE/amd64 system to a Dell Optiplex 980 and
>> have discovered that the sound system isn't recognised by snd_hda.
>> cat /dev/sndstat:
>> FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm: 64bit 2009061500/amd64)
>> Installed devices:
>> pcm0: <HDA NVidia (Unknown) PCM #0 DisplayPort> (play)
>> pcm1: <HDA NVidia (Unknown) PCM #0 DisplayPort> (play)
>> pcm2: <HDA NVidia (Unknown) PCM #0 DisplayPort> (play)
>> pcm3: <HDA NVidia (Unknown) PCM #0 DisplayPort> (play)
>> pcm4: <HDA Realtek ALC269 PCM #0 Analog> (play/rec) default
>> pcm5: <HDA Realtek ALC269 PCM #1 Analog> (play/rec)
> What do you mean by "not recognized"? Doesn't above tells opposite?

Well, the "(Unknown)" string is a bit of a worry; but the big source of 
disappointment is that there's no sound :(

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