On Mar 05, Helge Oldach wrote:
case b) "options PNPBIOS" in the kernel config and "kldload snd_pcm" =>
pcm isn't recognized, but the other PnP devices show up during probe
kldloading snd_pcm isn't enough. You need to load the driver
for your particular card (the module dependacies should load snd_pcm
for you). I think you are going to have to retry your tests.
Bingo! kldload snd_ess does in fact also load snd_sbc and snd_pcm, and
it all works. Apologies, I was mislead by the fact that in the kernel
just has "options pcm" without any further fuzz.
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...
Thanks all for sharing!