Chris Makepeace wrote: > I am a Linux distro fiddler who is trying to settle down... > > Just installed PC-BSD and the ".../dev/dsp could not be opened (no > such file or directory)" error appeared. "Mixer cannot be found", > says the little panel icon. > > Sound is supposed to come via an integrated Realtek ACL883 chip on the > P965 main board. Realtek themselves have drivers for "Linux (2.4 and > 2.6)" and also "RHEL4 update 4". These are tar.bz files; dare I > inflict them on my new setup? I dread trying to hack them to fit it. > > Most other searches end up with Windows drivers only. > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > In short: no don't try it. I don't have an 965P mobo, but my guess is they are using some form of High Definition Audio (azalia) chipset. These usually work with the snd_hda driver, which can be loaded as a module, see instructions here:
http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2007-August/155261.html I believe PC-BSD has this driver as it is based on 6.2-STABLE (if not you can download the driver from the location mentioned above). Try: cat /dev/sndstat and see if it reports anything. Try loading the driver by hand at the console and see if it reacts (cat /dev/sndstat): kldload snd_hda Also read the specifics on FreeBSD audio driver installation on the handbook: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/sound-setup.html IIRC, PC-BSD tries to probe all soundcards on startup, so if you have no sound it may well be your card is unsupported. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"