Subject: Re: external audio on sparc ipc
To: Chris Canto <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 03/03/2002 23:52:14
On Sun, Mar 03, 2002 at 10:44:57PM -0000, Chris Canto wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a newbie to netbsd but determined to come up to speed some how!  I'm
> playing with an old IPC but am struggling with the audio output.  I've got
> the breakout cable fitted (offering mono input and output via 2x3.5mm jack
> sockets) and am trying to use mpg123 to play my music.   Problem is that the
> sound is coming out of the onboard speaker...  not out of the jack socket
> :-(
> I know it's only mono 8k sampling (so I'm not missing much!) but I'd still
> like to get it going.  When the machine boots the first beep comes from the
> internal speaker, then the second beep (which sounds at the same time as the
> framebuffer fires up) comes out the jack socket, so I know the hardware's
> being detected.
> Do I need to do anything clever with netbsd to use these breakout
> connections??  I'm running 1.5.2 with the generic kernel.  I've tried
> using -o s, -o l and -o h along with -a /dev/audio and -a /dev/audio0 as
> params for mpg123 but no luck.
> Can't see anything in the faq's or from doing a quick search on google, so
> any advice would be great.

Try playing with audioctl and mixerctl. If the driver supports it, it should
appear there.

Manuel Bouyer <>