Low volume sound on Dell Precision 530 (snd_ich)

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Mon Sep 27 00:54:46 PDT 2004

On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 16:27, janm-freebsd-current at transactionware.com wrote:
> Hi,
> I've just started running RELENG_5 after having run RELENG_4 for a while.
> After upgrading to 5.3-BETA3 (fresh install from ISO), the sound volume is
> very low.  Running recent sources doesn't change things.
> I did have a similar problem with RELENG_4, but I could work around it by
> explicitly loading snd_ich rather than snd_pcm.  Unfortunately, that isn't
> helping with 5.3-BETA.
> This is a Dell Precision 530 with an i860 chipset.
> Has anyone seen this before?  Any suggestions?

Try fiddling with the mixer settings?

mixer pcm 100
mixer ogain 100
mixer vol 100

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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