[Ukfreebsd] Recommendations for a PCI-e soundcard?

Paul Webster paul.g.webster at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 21 10:44:33 GMT 2017

think I would just slap in a bluetooth adapter (+blue tooth headphones) or
a cheap usb sound card, why waste the pci-e slot :)

On 21 March 2017 at 09:23, andy thomas <andy at time-domain.co.uk> wrote:

> I've long used FreeBSD as a desktop OS as well as for servers & firewalls,
> etc and I've now started using a Dell Poweredge T710 tower server as a
> desktop PC as it's fast with lots of memory & storage. But it has no PCI
> slots, only PCI-e so I can't use tried & tested PCI bus sound cards in this
> machine which are known to be supported by FreeBSD.
> I'm thinking of buying the Creative Audigy RX 7.1 as it seems to be based
> on a revised version of the EMU10k2 chipset which I use under FreeBSD on
> PCI-bus systems and won't be an expensive flop if I can't get it to work
> under BSD (I can put it into a Linux box instead). But before doing so I
> thought I'd ask here first in case someone has already got a PCI-e sound
> card working under FreeBSD. Does anyone have any recommendations? By the
> way, the card has to be a PCI-e x1 type as all the free slots are x1 (the
> single x16 slot is already filled with a nVidia graphics card).
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions,
> Andy
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