I am running FreeBSD-4.0-RELEASE. I downloaded the ISO image, cut an image for myself
and installed it on my AMD K6-2 500 machine. This is after running Linux for about 6 years.
I love it. Everything the guy at work told me was true. It is more stable and run a lot smoother.
The only problem that I am having thus far is getting my sound card to work. I have a Yamaha
729 sound card. It uses the OPL3-Sax chip. In this news group, I read that I should use the
following line in my kernel configuration file:
device pcm0 at isa? irq 10 drq 1 flags 0x0
I did that and recompile my kernel. I did a "cd /dev; ./MAKEDEV snd0". Then I rebooted my
workstation. During the boot sequence, I got the following for the sound card:
pcm1: <Yamaha OPL-SAx> at port 0x220-0x22f,0x530-0x537,0x388-0x38b,0x330-0x331,0x370-0x371 irq 5 drq 0,1 on isa0
unknown0: <OPL3-SAX Sound Board> at port 0x201 on isa0
I tried to cat a sample sound file into the /dev/snd0 device only to find that it no longer
existed. When I started GNOME or KDE, they both complained that they could not find
an audio device.
Ca anyone tell me what I am doing wrong and how I could get around this problem?
Thanks in advance.