I will read the book!!
dominic_marks at btinternet.com
Mon Oct 22 12:28:31 BST 2001
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> >I have an ES1371 sound card to set up and again in Linux this went ok
> > editing /etc/rc.d/modules. Any suggestions for setup in Freebsd?
Instead of recompiling the kernel you can simply load the module for the
sound card. I the same soundcard (ES137) and putting the following line in
/boot/loader.conf will have sound prepared on boot.
Personally I prefer that to kernel recompilation. If you want to
load/unload/view modules check out the man pages for kldload, kldunload,
> Create a custom kernel file and make sure you add "device pcm", your card
> will automagically be detected at boot time (assuming you have no BIOS
> quirks, I had to set PnP to "no" in mine) and then you can use MAKEDEV to
> create the device nodes.
If you get a message like:
Then you have a screwy motherboard setup. Either disable PNP OS in the BIOS
or add the following line to a custom kernel file for your machine:
> Please see the FreeBSD Handbook (linked from www.freebsd.org) for further
> (full) details with regards to soundcards and rolling a custom kernel.
There is a whole chapter, which from just looking now has had a small
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