Mixer settings revert to zero

Jose M Rodriguez josemi at freebsd.jazztel.es
Sun Oct 10 07:53:19 PDT 2004

El Domingo, 10 de Octubre de 2004 16:44, Christopher M. Giordano 
> Adam Smith wrote:
> > Is there anyone else out there experiencing this?  Surely it can't
> > just be the two of us.
> Yes, I have had the same problem since around the time I upgraded
> from 5.x to 6.x-CURRENT, and also to KDE 3.3.0.
> Are you using KDE 3.3 by any chance?  It appears to be a problem
> with KDE (artsd?), rather than a problem with the mixer itself.
> Following a reboot, if I first login to a console terminal and play
> an audio file, mixer settings are OK and it works normally.  The
> problem only occurs upon a login to KDE; the KDE login intro music
> begins to play, but is cut off and never completes.  Sound does not
> work after that point. Sound can be restored by manually adjusting
> the mixer settings after logging in, but the problem then recurs on
> any subsequent KDE login.
> I've followed the advice in the /usr/ports/UPDATING 20040830 entry
> about removing the file ~/.kde/share/config/knotifyrc to restore
> system sounds after the KDE 3.3 upgrade, but to no avail.
> $ cat /dev/sndstat
> FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm)
> Installed devices:
> pcm0: <Creative Audigy 2 (EMU10K2)> at io 0xb800 irq 3 kld
> snd_emu10k1 (8p/2r/4v channels duplex default)
> $ uname -a
> FreeBSD boston 6.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 6.0-CURRENT #0: Sun Oct 10
> 00:13:01 EDT 2004

Have you check how the kde mixer is configured.

Run kxim and double-check it isn't configured to restore mixer settings 
at session start.


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