Low volume sound on Dell Precision 530 (snd_ich)
gavin.atkinson at ury.york.ac.uk
Mon Sep 27 10:01:35 PDT 2004
On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 17:34, Ryan Freeman wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 10:10:16AM -0600, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> > In message: <200409271724.33417.doconnor at gsoft.com.au>
> > "Daniel O'Connor" <doconnor at gsoft.com.au> writes:
> > : Try fiddling with the mixer settings?
> > :
> > : eg..
> > : mixer pcm 100
> > : mixer ogain 100
> > : mixer vol 100
> > When I try these with my Sony, I get it loud, but distorted. I just
> > assumed that this was due to wimpy amps in ich sound parts.
> try setting the pcm and ogain to about 80 or so. with my sblive, if i turn
> the pcm up all the way, it gets distorted. about 80% is fine. never used ogain
> myself but maybe it applies for you? oh and the master volume doesn't distort
> for me so i let it slide from 0 to 100 depending on what i'm listening to ;)
Hmm, are these all ICH chipsets? I'm seeing the same on my desktop
machine (ICH5 chipset). I have an identical system running Windows which
I can turn up to 100% without distortion, and it is louder, too, which
suggests to me that it may not be the output stage being saturated.
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