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I can't figure how to get the volume any louder. Sound works fine, but I have to turn up the speakers all the way. Same problem test driving Peanut a couple of months ago, and now with Slack 9. Any ideas?
Slack 9 using aRts. Not sure about sound card, it is onboard, but the mobo is Intel 815 chipset? I think. Uses video drivers for I810, and it is onboard as well. I have been trashign around with the mixer in KDE, and moving every knob and switch, and it is a bit louder, but still considerable quieter than when using Windows.
I don't think it is hardware because it works, just quietly. Sucks when I forget to turn down the speakers and the wife boot to M$ and it about blasts out the eardrums.
Distribution: Red Hat (8.0, RHEL5,6), CentOS, SuSE (10.x, 11.x, 12.2, 13.2), Solaris (8-10), Tru64, MacOS
Originally posted by SemperDave Slack 9 using aRts. Not sure about sound card, it is onboard, but the mobo is Intel 815 chipset? I think.
Hmm... Wonder if there is an option for the driver (module) that affects volume. Onboard amp that Windows is using but Linux is not perhaps? Do any of the log files list the sound hardware type? Perhaps working backward from lsmod and/or the contents of /proc. What motherboard is it? One can always go searching for specs.
Sucks when I forget to turn down the speakers and the wife boot to M$ and it about blasts out the eardrums.
I think Windows users must be deaf. I have the volume slider on the Windows system tray at work about two pixels from the bottom and I'm still running the volume controls on apps at nearly `off' and it's still louder than I think is necessary. And this is just using the internal speaker; I can't imagine what it'd be like with powered speakers!