A question on enabling sound...

Huub v.niekerk at hccnet.nl
Tue Jan 2 14:23:09 PST 2007

Hm.  I confess I don't use my DF machine for multimedia, but I do load the
sound driver at boot, well, just because I can :o)
I don't intend to use it for multimedia, but since the machine has it, 
why not enable it?

~# kldstat
Id Refs Address    Size     Name
 1    7 0xc0100000 321d08   kernel
 2    1 0xc0422000 5020     snd_via8233.ko
 3    2 0xc0428000 1c590    snd_pcm.ko
# pciconf -lv (irrelevant output snipped)
pcm0 at pci0:17:5: class=0x040100 card=0x18411019 chip=0x30591106 rev=0x50 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'VIA Technologies Inc'
    device   = 'VT8233/33A/8235/8237/8251 AC97 Enhanced Audio Controller - the
8251 controller is different'
    class    = multimedia
    subclass = audio
The trouble I see on my DF machine is that userland apps like
gnome-volume-control complain about 'unknown mixer device'.
Do you see any errors when you load snd_via8233 from a command prompt?
No I didn't see any errors. But as Gergo Szakal pointed out: it should 
go it /boot/loader.conf. So I put both pcm_load and via8233_load in 
there, together with sound_load, and now my audio works. As soon as I 
had started Gnome, I noticed that the speaker icon had no X through it 
but )) after it. A real test was successfull.

Thanks all for helping out.

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