Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Mar 2008 18:14 UTC, submitted by Flatland_Spider
PC-BSD PC-BSD 1.5 has been released. "System Updater tool: keeps system & PBIs up to date; sound detection program! Uses XML backend to identify and load modules; amd64 build of 1.5, including PBIs that are on our auto-build server; PBI icon preview library, now a PBI file shows the embedded icon on your desktop, not the generic 'PBI' format icon; Xorg 7.3; KDE 3.5.8; FreeBSD 6.3 Release."
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RE[4]: Stable release
by phoenix on Fri 14th Mar 2008 05:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Stable release"
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

A common way to enable your sound card would be

# kldload /boot/kernel/snd_*

which would load all drivers, leaving the system working with the correct driver.


On FreeBSD 6/7, you only need to use "kldload snd_driver" and it will load all the sound drivers, in the correct order, and select the one that best matches your kernel. "snd_driver" is a meta-driver that just depends on all the sound drivers.

Edited 2008-03-14 05:33 UTC

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RE[5]: Stable release
by Doc Pain on Fri 14th Mar 2008 22:11 in reply to "RE[4]: Stable release"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

On FreeBSD 6/7, you only need to use "kldload snd_driver"; and it will load all the sound drivers, in the correct order, and select the one that best matches your kernel. "snd_driver" is a meta-driver that just depends on all the sound drivers.


That's correct. Additionally, if you want to compile a custom kernel, you could integrate just the sound driver that fits your sound card (e. g. snd_cmi) or do something similar using the modules. I think the GENERIC kernel includes snd_driver for maximum compatibility and support reasons, so every soundcard that is supported should work fine without any additional driver.

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