Low volume sound on Dell Precision 530 (snd_ich)

Jan Mikkelsen 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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