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audiocfgconfigure default audio device


audiocfg list

audiocfg default index

audiocfg test index


The audiocfg utility helps maintaining the audio and mixer device symlinks.

Run with “list”, it lists the available audio devices and shows the currently selected default audio device. Called with “test”, it plays a tone of 2 seconds for each channel of the device with the index index. Called with “default”, it sets the default audio device to the one with the index index.

audiocfg needs access to /dev/drvctl and write access to /dev (when used with “default”) to work.


Symlink to default audio device.
Available audio devices.
Symlink to default audio control device.
Available audio control devices.
Used for finding the corresponding audio driver to an audio device.
Symlink to default mixer device.
Available mixer devices.
Symlink to default audio device (for the difference to /dev/audio, see audio(4)).
Available audio devices.
September 1, 2010 NetBSD 7.0