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Old 03-06-2007, 03:56 PM   #1
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No sound dimension E520


ok got KDE up and running and cannot get any sound.

tried

kldload snd_driver

cat /dev/sndstat
this shows nothing for installed devices

any ideas?
 
Old 03-06-2007, 06:42 PM   #2
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I'm sure this will make *many, many* people cringe...but here it goes:

To get my sound working, I ran kldload against all of the sound drivers until I found one that worked...

I know, I'm a n00b.

But now I have sound...heh.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 06:44 PM   #3
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Oh, and when you figure out which one works, don't forget to put it in /boot/loader.conf as such:

snd_via8233_load="YES"

Of course you'll want to replace snd_via8233 with the driver you find that works.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 08:54 PM   #4
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See that is what I tried and it came up with nothing
 
Old 03-06-2007, 09:59 PM   #5
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Hrmmm...is your soundcard supported?
 
Old 03-06-2007, 10:11 PM   #6
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SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio

not sure if it is supported
 
Old 03-06-2007, 10:37 PM   #7
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What version of FreeBSD are you running? Supported hardware is listed in the Release Information section at:

http://www.freebsd.org/releases/index.html
 
Old 03-06-2007, 10:58 PM   #8
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Freebsd 6.2. I looked there and there is nothing for sigmatel. I also looked at OSS and nothing. Just for the the heck of it I looked in alsa and nothing there either. I am wondering if sigmatel would not be the board name or something
 
Old 03-06-2007, 11:03 PM   #9
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Hrmmm...I don't know on that. If you still can't get it to work, you could always try grabbing a cheap SoundBlaster 24 bit PCI card (they retail for $20 or so).
 
Old 03-07-2007, 12:40 AM   #10
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ok after some work and help from freebsd irc chats. I found the answer

I needed to download this file http://people.freebsd.org/~ariff/HDA...latency.tar.gz

extract that file to /boot/kernel

run this command
kldxref /boot/kernel

download this file
http://people.freebsd.org/~ariff/HDA/kmod/soundcard.h

copy it too
cp soundcard.h /usr/include/sys/

reboot computer

now run as root
kldload snd_driver

edit /boot/loader.conf and add
snd_hda_load="YES"

Now my sound works
 
Old 03-07-2007, 07:39 AM   #11
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Ahh, nice. Glad you got it working.
 
  


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