I've just installed 5.1 -RELEASE on my new machine, a HP a350n. For 
sound this computer uses onboard RealTek AC97 Audio.

I went throught the normal installation steps, then ran the steps for 
soundcard configuration in the manual. I ran kldload. I recompiled 
the kernel with 'device pcm'. I tried 'options PNPBIOS', at which 
point I received a message about an unkown option.

dmesg | grep pci gives me this line:
pci0: <multimedia, audio> at device 31.5 (no driver attached)

dmesg | grep pcm returns nothing.

This has all been seen on this list before. I searched c.u.b.f.m and 
-questions and have seen this come up before, but I never saw a 

My question is:

Does all this mean the FreeBSD does not support onboard Realtek AC97 
Audio? I'd just like to know before I go out and buy a soundcard. It 
is not that I'm cheap, I just like finding out how FreeBSD works. :-) 
However it looks like a Soundblaster Live is the answer.

Thanks for the help in the past and future.

uname returns:
FreeBSD fuzz.socal.rr.com 5.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE #0: Sun Nov  
2 22:56:57 PST 2003     
[EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/FUZZ  i386

Gary Schenk

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