Hello all, I've been having a number of problems with sound under freebsd-current. First, when playing movies with xine or mplayer, I occasionally get hangs that result in the mplayer (or xine) process being unkillable. The process remains in a runnable state according to ps, but does not respond to SIGKILL. I am then unable to use the pcm device until I reboot. Second, I sometimes get panics while using mplayer, xine or xmms to play audio, though this is less frequent than the unkillable process condition. I've been unable to see any details of the panic (since it happens while I'm in X)--all I see is my system freeze, followed after a while by a reboot. Also, after the freeze I hear the sound card playing the same buffer over and over again. Could either of these problems have to do with my having two sound cards? Or perhaps it's because I've enabled spdif output for pcm1. Other than that I can't think of anything unusual about my system that could be causing problems.
Thanks for your help, Kyle Cronan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> cat /dev/sndstat FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm) Installed devices: pcm0: <ESS Technology Maestro-2E> at I/O port 0x9400 irq 10 (4p/0r/0v channels duplex default) pcm1: <CMedia CMI8738> at io 0xac00 irq 11 (1p/1r/0v channels duplex) uname -a FreeBSD alethea 5.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.0-CURRENT #8: Wed Jul 17 00:50:08 CDT 2002 root@alethea:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/ALETHEA i386 sysctl -a | grep pcm hw.snd.pcm0.buffersize: 16384 hw.snd.pcm0.vchans: 0 hw.snd.pcm0.hwvol_step: 5 hw.snd.pcm0.hwvol_mixer: vol hw.snd.pcm1.buffersize: 16384 hw.snd.pcm1.vchans: 0 hw.snd.pcm1.spdif_enabled: 1 To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message