9.1 Feature: Sound Configuration and Hardware Compatibility GUIs
While PC-BSD is pretty good at detecting the sound card and the default audio device, occasionally a user needs to use sysctl to change the default audio device.
Beginning with 9.1, two GUIs have been added to Control Panel to assist in configuring sound from any logged in desktop. The first is a Hardware Compatibility GUI which provides a quick indication if that system’s video card, sound card, and wireless device are compatible with PC-BSD. This GUI is also displayed as the installer starts, meaning that you can tell ahead of time if these devices will be supported. An example can be seen here.
The Sound Configuration icon can be used to view the detected audio inputs and to change the default. Instructions for using it are here.
If you would like to try these before BETA1, use the instructions in New Features for the Impatient. You will also need to download:
- http:// trac.pcbsd.org/browser/pcbsd/current/overl ays/desktop-overlay/usr/local/etc/su doers?rev=17651 (download link is at bottom of page) and copy it to /usr/local/etc/sudoers.
- http:// trac.pcbsd.org/browser/pcbsd/current/overl ays/desktop-overlay/usr/local/share/ sounds/testsound.ogg?rev=17652 and copy it to /usr/local/share/sounds/
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