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Beginning with PC-BSD 9.1, a Sound Configuration icon is available from Control Panel. This utility automatically determines which audio devices are available and provides a button to play a test sound. An example of the Sound Configuration screen is shown in Figure 8.9a.
Figure 8.9a: Sound Configuration Utility
To determine which audio devices are available, click the drop-down menu. In the example shown in Figure 8.9b, this system has four available sound devices with the FreeBSD device names pcm0 to pcm3. The default device is the Conexant CX20590 sound card.
Figure 8.9b: Selecting the Audio Device