Low volume sound on Dell Precision 530 (snd_ich)
janm-freebsd-current at transactionware.com
Tue Sep 28 00:00:31 PDT 2004
Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 15:37, Jan Mikkelsen wrote:
> > Only "mixer ogain" and "mixer pcm" change the actual volume on this
> > machine. "mixer cd" does affect CD playback volume, but I
> need to increase
> > ogain from the default 50:50 to get an acceptable volume.
> > "mixer vol" has no effect; the actual volume stays
> constant as I change
> > the volume from 0 to 100. This seems like a bug, but
> perhaps I'm missing
> > something.
> I think it depends on how your laptop is wired up.
> In mine vol controls the speaker volume, but ogain controls
> headphone volume.
This is a physically large 2 Xeon desktop, so it would really nifty if I
could rewire it as a laptop!
I just tried the headphone socket: same behaviour. "mixer vol" has no
effect. I'll just ignore it; it seems that applications know to adjust
The real issue is knowing to increase "ogain" to get a reasonable base.
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