Hi,

On 10/1/07, Sai Vinob <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm not able to enable sound on my FreeBSD 6.2 box. I'm trying it here
> in mailing lists after trying in
> forums<http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/everything-bsd/104558-audio-problem-freebsd-6-2-a.html>
>
> The error message when I click on the speaker icon is:
> The volume control did not find any elements and/or devices to control.
> This means either that you don'thave the right GStreamer plugins
> installed, or that you don't have a sound card configured.
>
> My motherboard is Asus K8V-VM Ultra with southbridge VT8233A. It uses a
> realtek ALC660 codec.
>
> Initially, 'kldstat' just showed:
> Id Refs Address    Size     Name
>  1   10 0xc0400000 6f6544   kernel
>  2    1 0xc0af7000 59f20    acpi.ko
>  3    1 0xc4364000 16000    linux.ko
>  4    1 0xc43b9000 17000    ng_btsocket.ko
>  5    1 0xc43d0000 a000     netgraph.ko
>  6    1 0xc43de000 2000     ng_bluetooth.ko
>
> and /dev/sndstat did not exist.
>
> I then tried 'kldload snd_via8233' and I got this for 'cat
> /dev/sndstat':
> #cat /dev/sndstat
> FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm)
> Installed devices:
>
> I tried 'kldload snd_driver', the generic case too. But no use.
>
> Then I tried loading it as boottime module with
> 'snd_via8233_load="YES"' in the /boot/loader.conf file. The 'kldstat'
> now shows,
> Id Refs Address    Size     Name
>  1   12 0xc0400000 6f6544   kernel
>  2    1 0xc0af7000 6170     snd_via8233.ko
>  3    2 0xc0afe000 22b88    sound.ko
>  4    1 0xc0b21000 59f20    acpi.ko
>  5    1 0xc4368000 16000    linux.ko
>  6    1 0xc43c6000 17000    ng_btsocket.ko
>  7    1 0xc43bb000 a000     netgraph.ko
>  8    1 0xc43e1000 2000     ng_bluetooth.ko
>
> But this did not solve the problem.
>
> Looking at the error msg which talked about GStream plugins, I did
> /usr/sysinstall and from ftp installed whatever GStreamer thing I could
> find. But nothing helped.
>
> Could anyone guide me in activating audio in my box.
>
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What's the output of dmesg after kldload snd_via8233 ?
'pciconf -vl' could help also to see what's your exact hardware
(revision, etc...)

Regards.

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