AC97 Light sound distortion in xmms

Colin Alston lists at
Sat May 3 15:06:44 PDT 2003

No it defenitly isnt a sound volume problem :-\ I've tried adjusting that

----- Original Message -----
From: "Warren Block" <wblock at>
To: "Colin Alston" <karnaugh at>
Cc: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2003 10:33 PM
Subject: Re: AC97 Light sound distortion in xmms

> On Sat, 3 May 2003, Colin Alston wrote:
> > I'm getting sound distortion (sound is tinny and mildly distorted) in
> > using the oss output.
> >
> > Its not my hardware (gigabyte onboard 2 channel AC97) because Linux and
> > Windows XP sound fine (Linux is also fine with XMMS).
> >
> > I recompiled my kernel with 'device pcm' (I also weeded out tons of
> > like SCSI support if that could be the problem)
> You might try adjusting values in mixer (man mixer).  The default values
> are flat, and the volume is 75 out of 100 on my MSI motherboard.

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