Subject: kern/10221: audioctl -w play.gain=xxx no longer works
To: None <>
From: Tom Spindler <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/28/2000 22:26:12
>Number:         10221
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       audioctl -w play.gain=xxx no longer works
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun May 28 22:27:00 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Tom Spindler
>Release:        <NetBSD-current source date>27 May 2000
System: NetBSD 1.4Z NetBSD 1.4Z (DOGCOW) #6: Sun May 28 19:20:
18 PDT 2000
le/DOGCOW i386

You could formerly set the volume of your audio device by doing
audioctl -w play.gain=160
but this no longer works. The sound plays just fine, though.
In fact, none of the audioctl or mixerctl vars seem to work.

sb1 at isapnp0 port 0x220/16,0x330/2,0x388/4 irq 5 drq 1,5
sb1: Creative SB AWE64  PnP Audio: dsp v4.16
audio0 at sb1: full duplex, mmap, independent
mpu0 at sb1
opl0 at sb1: model OPL3
p3 root@beefcake: /usr/local/home/dogcow 2506 % audioctl -w play.gain=190
play.gain: -> 127
p3 root@beefcake: /usr/local/home/dogcow 2507 % audioctl -a | grep play.gain
unknown. None of the audioctl vars seem settable now.