DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-06
Re: Sound question.
On Thu, June 1, 2006 12:31 pm, Max von Seibold wrote:
> Sorry for a somewhat open question here. I have just installed
> Dragonfly on my machine and am considering which directions to take
> with sound.
> Can anyone tell me which sound server they would recommend (I saw
> JACK in the pkgsrc list) and have heard good things about it. However
> im somewhat daunted about getting ALSA to work...
ALSA == Advanced Linux Sound Architecture. ie: it's not available on
anything but Linux. :)
Getting sound working on BSD is much simpler. Just load the kernel
module for all the sound drivers, run "cat /dev/sndstat" to see if the
kernel detected your sound chipset, then add a line to
/boot/loader.conf to autoload that kernel module at boot. I do not
remember what the kernel module name is to load all the sound drivers
on FreeBSD4/DFlyBSD, though. I think it's just snd (kldload snd; cat
Anyway, read through the snd(4) man page, and all the man pages
referenced by it.
Getting sound working on BSD is easy, if the chipset is supported. :)
Freddie Cash, LPCI-1 CCNT CCLP Helpdesk / Network Support Tech.
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