On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 09:12:28AM +0200, Aniruddha wrote:
>
> On Wed, 2008-10-08 at 23:31 +0100, Frank Shute wrote:
> > > ls /dev/d
> > > da0      da2      dcons    devstat  dsp0.0   dsp1.0   
> > > da1      da3      devctl   dgdb     dsp0.1   dumpdev 
> > 
> > On my machine:
> > 
> > $ ls /dev | grep dsp
> > dsp0.0
> > dsp0.1
> > 
> > i.e no dsp1.0
> > 
> > Could be that the 2 cards are confusing it, as you suggested previously
> > (they both use the same driver). Can you disable one in the BIOS? 
> 
> I am afraid not :( my ATI radeon 3850 comes with HDMI support which I
> can't disable.

:( 

What about the onboard Intel chip? Can you disable that?

> 
> > What does:
> > 
> > $ cat /dev/sndstat
> > 
> > give you?
> 
> sndstat:
> > FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm: 32bit 2007061600/i386)
> > Installed devices:
> > pcm0: <ATI (Unknown) High Definition Audio Controller> at memory
> 0xff9ec000 irq 17 kld snd_hda [20080420_0052] [MPSAFE] (mixer only)
> > pcm1: <Intel 82801G High Definition Audio Controller> at memory
> 0xffafc000 irq 19 kld snd_hda [20080420_0052] [MPSAFE] (1p:1v/1r:1v
> channels duplex)

The driver is binding to both.

> 
> > I'm not surprised it freaks out - it's probably struggling to figure
> > out which card to use.
> > 
> > I feel pretty sure you'll have better luck disabling one. I have had 2
> > cards in the same machine before but they used different drivers.
> 
> Can this problem be solved with buying an new soundcard? Or wil I run
> into the same mess? 

I'm no expert on the sound subsystem, so I can't tell you.

You can probably get what you've got to work but I don't know the
appropriate magic.

I think you're probably best off posting to:

[EMAIL PROTECTED]

Explain that you've got 2 sound chips with the snd_hda driver binding
to both & ask whether it's possible to get sound out of that
configuration without disabling one.

> 
> -- 
> Regards,
> 
> Aniruddha
> 

Sorry, I couldn't be more help.

BTW, hope you don't mind but I've cc'd this to multimedia@

For those on that list, the thread starts here:

http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2008-October/183904.html


Regards,

-- 

 Frank 


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