Sound Configuration, Sony Laptop with ac97

Peter Clutton peterclutton at
Thu Nov 17 10:35:11 GMT 2005

On 11/17/05, Owen Jeremiah <fowlplay77 at> wrote:
> IIRC, the recommended step to do is do:
> kldload snd_driver
> and then do:
> cat /dev/sndstat
> to get the correct driver (in my case it is snd_ich). After that you put the
> driver into loder.conf (in my case: snd_ich_load="YES").

Thanks but i have done that, and the driver seems to be working fine.
The problem is that nothing is coming out of the speakers. I have a
feeling that it has something to do with the Volume Control applet in
gnome pointing to "OSS Null" and giving me no other option (eg esd).

Only other thing could be these "on touch" sound buttons on the
laptop, for mute and outside sound (by default), but they are really
soft keys, so they couldn't really have turned off the sound, and now
be not responding (which was one of my early theories. Any help would
be appreciated,

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