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Date:      Sat, 13 Feb 2021 19:42:04 +0000
From:      Daniel Stevenson <>
To:        Jacques Foucry <>
Subject:   Re: OSS usage with i3wm on a Lenovo laptop
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On Saturday, February 13th, 2021 at 03:07, Jacques Foucry <jacques+freebsd@=> wrote:

> Hello friends,
> I run Free=1ASD 12.2-RELEASE-p3 on a Lenovo x280 Laptop.
> My windonw manager is i3wm.
> After many try, I conclude that the correct sound manager is OSS. So I
> uninstall pluseaudio.
> It almost work. I can have conversation, using my headphone on Big Blue B=
> and other software.
> But, I don't find the correct way to control the volumes, mic or headset.=

You're looking for mixer(8).

> fossmixer run correctly but I don't interstand how to use it.
> I just want to use the XF86Audio=E2=80=A6 key to raise, lower sound and m=

You can bind those keys to mixer commands in your i3 config.  You might
want to take a look at Cullum Smith's blog post about FreeBSD on a
laptop [1].  He is also an i3wm user.

> Here is my /dev/sndstat
> Installed devices:
> pcm0: <Realtek ALC257 (Analog 2.0+HP/2.0)> (play/rec) default
> pcm1: <Realtek ALC257 (Right Analog Mic)> (rec)
> pcm2: <Intel Kaby Lake (HDMI/DP 8ch)> (play)
> Installed devices from userspace:
> dsp: <Virtual OSS> (play/rec)
> Did some had advices for me?
> Thanks in advance for your time and for reading me.


Daniel Stevenson

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