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Date:      Mon, 21 Oct 1996 23:40:27 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Jan Isley <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: stupid sound card / cdrom question
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On Sun, 20 Oct 1996, Jan Isley wrote:

> I have FreeBSD running on my desk at work.  I want to be able to play
> audio CDs on it.  It has an IDE CDROM.  I have two sound cards at home
> that I can install in the system, a Sound Blaster 16 (matcd interface)
> and an Adaptec 1570.  Neither of these have an IDE interface.  Can I
> just get an appropriate audio cable to make these sound cards talk to
> the IDE CDROM to do audio?

Well, actually the ATAPI interface will tell the CD to play and you can
pipe the audio out the sound card, or hook up a pair of speakers out the
front headphone jack, if you drive has one.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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