Subject: mixer volume resetting automatically
To: None <>
From: Jukka Salmi <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/11/2006 16:52:43

on a laptop running NetBSD/i386 3.99.18 I noticed the following
behaviour: after setting outputs.master using mixerctl(1) to some
random value it gets reset as soon I execute audioplay(1) or mixerctl

$ mixerctl -w outputs.master=255,255
outputs.master: 127,127 -> 255,255
$ mixerctl outputs.master

If audioplay is running while outputs.master is being set, the volume
change is successful, but when audioplay returns and is executed again
outputs.master is reset (to 127,127).

This is a

auich0 at pci0 dev 31 function 5: i82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4M) AC-97 Audio
auich0: interrupting at irq 11
auich0: ac97: Analog Devices AD1981B codec; headphone, 20 bit DAC, no 3D stereo
auich0: ac97: ext id 601<AC97_22,AMAP,VRA>
auich0: measured ac97 link rate at 48008 Hz, will use 48000 Hz
audio0 at auich0: full duplex, mmap, independent

Any hints?

TIA, Jukka

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