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Date:      Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:38:18 +0000
From:      Gautham Ganapathy <gautham@lisphacker.org>
To:        bw <bw.mail.lists@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: ZFS on USB / Sound on alienware m11x
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On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 7:58 AM, bw <bw.mail.lists@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-04-18 at 19:23 +0000, Gautham Ganapathy wrote:
>> > Under /dev, I can see six devices dsp0.0,dsp1.1,dsp2.1,dsp3.1,dsp4.0
>> > and dsp5.1. I tried playing an mp3 file using mpg123 and gave each of
>> > these devices using the -a option, but none of them worked. The output
>> > tab under the GNOME sound preferences shows the devices dsp0, dsp1,
>> > dsp2, dsp3, dsp4 and dsp5. None of them seem to work either.
>> >
>> > Any ideas on how to get the wound working?
>> >
>> > Gautham
>> >
>>
>> Update: This is strange. Apparently, sound works under VLC (default
>> settings) , but not on Totem, flash or mpg123.
>
> I had the same problem. Sound is being sent to /dev/dsp0 by default,
> which is the NV card. Try setting hw.snd.default_unit with sysctl.
> Probably "sysctl hw.snd.default_unit=4" would work, from what I see, you
> should hear sound if you cat a file to /dev/dsp4.
>
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It worked ! Totem, flash and mpg123 works fine. VLC stopped working,
but after switching the output module to OSS, even that came up !

Now to install fbsd on the laptop! If only the builtin wireless
worked, but I can make do with USB wifi for now

Thanks and regards
Gautham



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