Subject: Regarding sound card support
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rakhesh Sasidharan <email@example.com>
Date: 08/11/2000 14:38:37
Is NetBSD's support for sound cards poor in general ? Or is there some
tweak I have to do, to make it work properly.
I had installed NetBSD-1.4.2 on a machine which had an Opti931 sound card.
During booting, it shows the card, but reports it as 'not configured'. On
another machine I installed NetBSD-1.4.2, and had an Ensoniq PCI97, it
again found the card, but reported it as 'not configured'. I gather from
the man pages that this means NetBSD doesn't have a driver yet for that
particular sound card. Is there anything that can be done, or is it some
problem in 1.4.2 as such.
I had actually brought a SoundBlaster card (thinking that it might be
popular enough to have support in NetBSD); but Creative has taken over
Ensoniq, and so the chips and stuff are Ensniq.
Any help or suggestions would be most welcome.
PS: (1) I haven't used NetBSD extensively (I prefer having sound support,
and so didn't do much work in it); but this is the first BSD that I used
while moving from Linux, and I must admit: I liked it a lot. For
onething, I have learnt a lot while working on NetBSD, and that certainly
has been a rewarding experience. Cheers to all those who made this
(2) I got OpenBSD, just to see how things work in that. It supports both
these cards. Just mentioned it in case it might be of any help.