snd_maestro(4) ESS Maestro bridge device driver


To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:
device sound device snd_maestro

Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf5:



The bridge driver allows the generic audio driver sound(4) to attach to ESS Maestro based sound chips. This chipset is very popular in notebook computers, but it is also very used in a wide selection of cheap OEM sound cards.


The driver supports the following PCI sound cards:

  • ESS Technology Maestro-1
  • ESS Technology Maestro-2
  • ESS Technology Maestro-2E


The device driver first appeared in Fx 4.2 .


This manual page was written by An Jorge Mario G. Mazo Aq [email protected] .