Sound configuration question
I have never had a good grasp on configuring sound in BSD, and have some questions about sound in PCBSD/KDE4.
PCBSD 9.1-RELEASE #2
HP Pavilion dv4
FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm: 64bit 2009061500/amd64)
pcm0: <ATI RS690/780 (HDMI)> (play)
pcm1: <IDT 92HD71B7 (Analog 2.0+HP/2.0)> (play/rec) default
pcm2: <IDT 92HD71B7 (Internal Analog Mic)> (rec)
pcm3: <IDT 92HD71B7 (Digital)> (play)
I'm using KDE4 and kmix
When I use the Sound Configuration applet from the PCBSD Control Panel, the only device that actually plays sound (using the Test Sound button) is pcm1, so I have set that as the default sound device.
The first issue is that, no matter what I have the volume (master) set to, when any sound plays, it immediately moves the volume, pcm, and speaker levels to 100% and sound will play only at full volume. As an example, if I set the volume, pcm, and speaker sliders to, say, 15%, then open Sound Configuration from the PCBSD Control Panel, select pcm1 from the drop-down, click test sound, all sliders (vol, pcm, speaker) are adjusted to 100% and the test sound plays at full volume. I'm not sure what adjustment(s) I need to make to remedy this situation.
Another point of confusion -- when I Select Master Channel in KMix, there is a Current Mixer: field. I have 4 options to choose from, all called OSS Audio Mixer. Which one do I want? ALSA and OSS are installed -- do I need them both?
Is there any chance of getting the touch buttons for volume control/mute to work on this dv4? Thanks in advance,