Subject: setting uhid parameters (mute=1 on Yamaha USB spkrs)?
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From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 08/15/2000 22:28:39
After battling for days with unsupported soundcards in laptops, I gave
up and bought some USB speakers: Yamaha YST-MS55D. They look great.

Unfortunately, the UHID device in the speakers comes with a "Consumer"
knob for mute, and the mute defaults to "on". I hoped usbhidctl might
allow setting the mute from 1 to 0, but nppe.  

Anyone got any ideas? Does it take anything more complicated than parsing
the strings ( ala sysctl )and writing ? (I'm an utter USB neophyte).

thanks in advance, and apologies  for the newbie question.