Weird volume behaviour on 10.0-BETA4

Julian Stecklina jsteckli at
Sun Dec 15 10:44:38 UTC 2013

On Sa, 2013-12-07 at 12:55 -0500, Randy Pratt wrote:
> I added it to /etc/sysctl.conf:
>      #Added to prevent mixer from resetting sound levels to default
>      hw.snd.vpc_autoreset=0

This did the trick for me. Volume now stays consistent between song
changs in mpd (musicpd).

I have the feeling the this violates the Principle of Least Astonishment
for most users of mpd. What would be the correct solution here? Having
FreeBSD-specific code in mpd that resets the volume after re-opening the
sound device?


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