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    Sound Card issue with FreeBSD


    I know hardware support is really strict, but here's the deal.

    I read through the supported sound cards and picked me up one of these:
    http://www.soundblaster.com/products...&product=10315
    a 24-bit Sound Blaster Live!

    The system I'm running on is a Genuine Intel P4 (early) and has onboard sound.

    Right now I have in
    Code:
    /boot/defaults/loader.conf
    and
    Code:
    /boot/loader.conf
    I have the
    Code:
    all sound drivers
    and
    Code:
    Creative Sound Blaster Live
    switched to "YES".

    However, I'm only getting audio from the onboard card.

    Is there something I should be doing different to get sound from the SB LIve! card? Or is it simply unsupported at all and I misunderstood?

    Thanks.

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    If you have multiple cards, try kldunloading the drivers for the onboard, or perhaps deactivating the onboard in the BIOS.

    Also try messing around with "mixer", make sure the volumes are right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    If you have multiple cards, try kldunloading the drivers for the onboard, or perhaps deactivating the onboard in the BIOS.

    Also try messing around with "mixer", make sure the volumes are right.
    Okay. I'm not shure what driver is getting the onboard audio working. So I don't know which driver to unload. The card didn't work in Linux either.

    The only other system I have to test it is a Win98 machine. And the card recommends Win2k/XP. So I'm at a loss. Should I assume the card is dead?

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    Anybody?

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    Try unloading one and one kernel module, you find the modules here iirc:
    /boot/kernel/modules/

    They start with snd_

    Also try loading one and one afterwords to check if you get your card working. Have you checked on the freebsd site for compatible hardware?

    EDIT:
    after you unload all eventual sound drivers, try kldload'ing snd_emu10k1

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    I've gone to load snd_emu10K1 and I get
    "kldload: can't load snd_emu10k1: file exists"

    What the heck?

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    Seems like the module IS loaded

    just try unloading all other sound modules, and then tune up volumes with "mixer", and try play some sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    Seems like the module IS loaded

    just try unloading all other sound modules, and then tune up volumes with "mixer", and try play some sound
    I unloaded my other modules and automaticly get a no sound card present message when starting KDE. And I get an error when trying to access mixer now. Something about the path, though I don't have the machine on right now to look at it.

    Yar. I'm going to see if I can swap it for what's in my pop's PC.

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    This is resolved by the way.
    I swapped my dad's Live! card with my Live! 24bit and things work fine sound wise.

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