Low volume sound on Dell Precision 530 (snd_ich)

Ryan Freeman ryan at slipgate.org
Tue Sep 28 00:26:41 PDT 2004

On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 04:55:09PM +1000, Jan Mikkelsen wrote:
> Ryan Freeman wrote:
> [ "mixer vol" vs. "mixer cd" vs. "mixer ogain", etc. ]
> > hmm, are you playing cds through xmms? and if so, if you're 
> > using digital
> > extraction rather than analog playback, then yes changing cd 
> > volume won't 
> > change anything. if you'd rather use analog (or like to 
> > check, i think its
> > default to digital extraction) hope this makes things a 
> > little less mysterious!
> For cd playback I'm using cdcontrol(1), so that is analog.  For testing
> digital playback I was using the KDE "Test Sound" button.
> "mixer cd" does change the CD playback volume, it is "mixer vol" that
> doesn't change anything.
> I just installed xmms to see what it does.  For digital playback, changing
> the xmms volume slider adjusts "pcm", not "vol".  For analog playback, the

if you want it to control vol, go to the xmms preferences, then configure oss
driver output plugin. under the mixer tab, select "Volume controls Master not
PCM". however, if your master volume does nothing, you might not want that ;)

- ryan

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