The following reply was made to PR amd64/148488; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Alexander Motin <>
To: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?St=E9phane_Thibaud?= <>
Subject: Re: amd64/148488: Headphone won't work on NVidia MCP78 High Definition
 Audio Controller
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 19:02:37 +0300

 Stéphane Thibaud wrote:
 > Le lundi 12 juillet 2010 07:53:36, Alexander Motin a écrit :
 >> Difficult to say for sure without seeing verbose dmesg, but may be that
 >> headphones and microphone input just configured as separate device pcm1.
 >> You may try to set sysctl hw.snd.default_unit=1 to use that device by
 >> default. In any way make sure to read snd_hda man page and analyze
 >> driver's verbose output.
 > Thanks for your quick response. To be honest I uninstalled PC-BSD already 
 > (in 
 > favor of kubuntu), since I had to have an OS for some basic tasks but I'll 
 > get 
 > back to BSD as soon as 8.1 is released (since you said my SATA would then be 
 > supported in amd64/148489). When the two things I posted actually work in 
 > FreeBSD, then the hardware support for my laptop is practically perfect (and 
 > PC-BSD seems so much more stable than kubuntu, not to mention the terrific 
 > BSD 
 > license!). Can these sound tweaks be tested with the live-boot-thing of 
 > PC-BSD 
 > or is a reboot needed?
 Default sound device can be set on-the-fly via sysctl.
 Alexander Motin
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