Sound problems.

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Mon Jun 23 23:14:43 PDT 2003

On Monday 23 June 2003 10:52 pm, Duke, Brian wrote:
> My system is a Compaq Deskpro EN P600 machine
> I installed 4.8STABLE and configured the Kernel for sound
> option 		PNPBIOS
> device		pcm
> make buildkernel KERNCONF=RAINBUILD
> make installkernel KERNCONF=RAINBUILD
> Everything worked like a dream
> Brought up XFree86
> then brought up KDE3.1.2.
> Started ARTS and tested a sound.  The sound that croaked out sounded like
> the input signal was too high. After lots of adjustments I cannot figure
> out how to reduce the input signal. It sounds like and explosion of white
> noise. Here is the drivers that loaded:
> rain# grep pcm /var/run/dmesg.boot
> pcm0: <ESS 18xx DSP> on sbc0
> Can someone help me with the finer points of tweaking here? Every time I
> press a button this horrendous scratchy noice comes out of my headphones.

Did you try using kmixer from the start application button on the bottom left. 
Kmixer is in the multimedia section.


> Brian Duke
> Level(3) Communication / TCAM
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Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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