maestro3 sound problem on Dell Inspiron 4000
Jason W. Barnes
jbarnes at barnesos.net
Wed Dec 1 00:13:21 PST 2004
> > I have been unable to get sound to work on my Dell Inspiron 4000
> > under FreeBSD 5.3. Until last Tuesday I was running 4-STABLE, under which
> > sound would work, but only after I had put the computer to sleep (zzz),
> > and then brought it back up. Before that, any attempt to play sound
> > resulted in an application that thought it was playing sound, but no
> > actual audio emanations from the laptop.
> I have the same sound chip on a dell 8000. I used to have kick the sound driver
> under 4.x by running mixer 0 followed by mixer 60. In other words, turn the
> volume to 0 and then put it back to the level I normally used. I have also used
> the the trick of unloading the module and then loading it again. I don't know
> if these will help in 5.3.
Awesome, thanks for your help. Jiggering with unloading and
reloading the snd_maestro3 kernel module, followed by a 'mixer 75' in
various combinations does seem to eventually work.
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