On Fri, 5 Mar 2004 17:58:26 +0100 (MET), Helge Oldach wrote:
So yes: some machines require a kernel with PNPBIOS even when sound
modules can be kldload'ed. I presume these are typically boxen without
knob to disable the PnP BIOS.
Still I wonder whether sound on -CURRENT will do on such a box...
I have an old toshiba which also needs PNPBIOS in 4-STABLE and
when I tried 5-CURRENT sound just worked. Of course that doesn't say
anything about your setup...
That is almost certainly because of ACPI. It handles peripheral devices
quite differently from the former mode and, if it works at all on a
given system, should eliminate this Plug-n-Play mess when 5 goes STABLE!