On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 09:05:15PM +0000, desmond james wrote:
> Sorry it took me so long to respond, I've been busy. Anyway, I don't have a 
> sound card. I have Matsonic ms8127c mother board that comes w/ sound 
> support.

Should not make any difference. When such devices are on the motherboard
they are implemented as if they were on a card.

> I ran kldload snd.ko, but it didn't seem to do anything to my 
> dmesg. It certainly didn't say anything about pcm. I've tried working 
> through your insructions along w/ the hand book, but I really haven't been 
> able to sort anything out.

It should be metioned when its attached in dmesg. But other thing to do
is type "mixer" to see if something exits.

http://www.matsonic.com/faq.htm#Sound%20Pro%20Audio%20FAQs suggests your
sound is a CMI8330 which is mentioned in /sys/dev/sound/isa/mss.c and
would be supported by /modules/snd_mss.ko.

However, its in the ISA catagory which means you have a PnP issue
between your MB, BIOS, and FreeBSD. Its not called "Plug and Pray"
without cause.

You don't say whether the sound works under Windows?

Look for an item in your BIOS config for "PnP OS". Try changing it to
whatever it currently is not.

Look for a setting to disable the sound card feature on the MB. May be
labeled "AC97".

If PC hardware worked the way it was supposed to it would be a

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capacity -- the rest is overhead for the operating system.

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