AC97 Light sound distortion in xmms

Warren Block wblock at
Sat May 3 13:33:14 PDT 2003

On Sat, 3 May 2003, Colin Alston wrote:

> I'm getting sound distortion (sound is tinny and mildly distorted) in xmms
> using the oss output.
> Its not my hardware (gigabyte onboard 2 channel AC97) because Linux and
> Windows XP sound fine (Linux is also fine with XMMS).
> I recompiled my kernel with 'device pcm' (I also weeded out tons of things
> like SCSI support if that could be the problem)

You might try adjusting values in mixer (man mixer).  The default values
are flat, and the volume is 75 out of 100 on my MSI motherboard.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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