For my laptop, which is mainly used for multimedia purposes (stream from NAS) I have been experimenting with various Linux OS distros and decided to try PC-BSD 9 isotope now. It may not be the best choice however my reasoning is because of my interest for FreeBSD as an OS since I'm running FreeBSD for my main server and FreeNAS for storage which I am satisfied with and using it more overall will increase my knowledge/skills about it and that motivates my choice.
I use a specific external USB card that is connected to my A/V receiver to maximize the sound quality (internal sound card won't do). Linux distros like Fedora, Mint, Ubuntu recognize it without any interaction.
What I have done
- Search the web and forums to find a similar thread
- Read the supported hardware list and check the manufacturer website for chipset info. Model: Native Instruments Audio 2
- [FILE]dmesg | grep usb[/FILE] got me to display what seems to be my sound card:
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ugen1.2: <Native Instruments> at usbus1
- Tried OSSInfo
- Found out that Linux drivers can possibly be used in FreeBSD?
At the moment, I don't have access to a physical Linux machine however, if Linux drivers can be used in PC-BSD would it be beneficial to get access to one in order to obtain the module used?
Since this is a specific problem I don't expect anyone to lay out the solution for me. Instead, all I am asking for is some guidance in the right direction so I can utilize my time efficiently. I don't mind reading documentation and man pages.