I am using a Vibra16C with FreeBSD4.3-Release. It works, but has no
onboard hardware tone controls (why it is cheap). Here are the lines from
my kernel configuration:
# Sound Card Support
device sbc0 at isa? port 0x220 irq 5 drq 1 flags 0x15
After compiling go to the /dev directory and issue this command:
sh MAKEDEV snd0
This is what I did to get mine working. Good Luck to you and yes, BSD is a
great operating system but has an almost vertical learning curve at the
beginning. Keep with it a while and it will begin to make sense.
> I know from research the BSD isn't too keen on PNP devices. If you can
> hard-set the soundcard (turn off PNP on the card), you can then use either
> the pcm or sb devices in the kernel setup. Even if you can't hard-set the
> card, try using the generic soundblaster setup in the kernel: IO 220 IRQ 5
> DMA 1 HDMA 5 (worked for me). Some info on this can be found in the LINT
> kernel file (/sys/i386/conf/LINT) and also on the website www.freebsd.org,
> check the handbook table of contents for entries on sound.
>> I have successfully installed FreeBSD 4.3, but I cannot figure out how to
>> setup my usb optical mouse under X.
>> I have the usb mouse (/dev/ums0) working on the console.
>> Also, I have no idea how to setup my SB16 Vibra PNP soundcard.
>> I am impressed with the speed of FreeBSD!
>> Cheers, Bela