After you reboot, log in and run dmesg | grep pcm as shown below:
# dmesg | grep pcm pcm0: <SB16 DSP 4.11> on sbc0
The output from your system may look different. If no pcm devices show up, something went wrong earlier. If that happens, go through your kernel configuration file again and make sure you chose the correct device. Consult the troubleshooting section for additional options.
If the previous command returned pcm0, you will have to run the following as root:
# cd /dev # sh MAKEDEV snd0
If the command returned pcm1, follow the same steps as shown above, replacing snd0 with snd1.
Note: The above commands will not create a /dev/snd device!
MAKEDEV will create a group of device nodes, including:
|/dev/audio||SPARC-compatible audio device|
|/dev/dsp||Digitized voice device|
|/dev/dspW||Like /dev/dsp, but 16 bits per sample|
|/dev/midi||Raw midi access device|
|/dev/mixer||Control port mixer device|
|/dev/music||Level 2 sequencer interface|
|/dev/pss||Programmable device interface|
If all goes well, you should now have a functioning sound card. If you do not, read the next section.
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