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SubjectRe: New snapshot of modutils
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amorsen@sscnet.com said:
> For a while I have been wondering why the sound drivers do not just
> initialize the mixer levels to zero. Then the post-install script can
> set the levels to anything the user wants, and no noise should be
> heard.


Still no good. Common situation:
User has sound modules autoloaded by kerneld/kmod, to save memory.
User sets CD sound level, starts listening to CD.
Sound modules are unloaded.
Something opens /dev/dsp.
Sound modules reset the mixer levels on loading.

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