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Originally posted by Peacedog What channels do you have available in alsamixer? Is this a laptop or desktop system?
Desktop, Dell XPS Gen 4.
Things to play with in alsamixer:
3D Control - center, depth, switch
IEC958 Optical Capture
IEC958 Optical Raw
IEC958 Playback AC97-SPSA
Analog Mix Capture
Audigy Analog/Digital Output Jack
Audigy CD Capture
The chip is reported as a 'SigmaTel STAC9750/51' and the card is 'Sound Blaster Audigy2'. Unmuting the Digital Output setting produces a buzzing; I'm guessing the digital signal. But muted, I get silence, regardless of what I do with the other settings.
In the gnome volume control panel I also get a whole bunch of EMU10K1 PCM sliders.
i have the same problem. sound worked perfect in FC1, but i have nothing here. i've messed around with alsamixer extensively, but nothing seems to have worked.
how exactly are you connecting to your stereo? i personally run an optical cable from my audigy faceplate right into my harman/kardon receiver. what i'm confused at in alsamixer is that a few channels WON'T turn on. they are:
"Audity Analog/Digital Output Jack"
"IEC958 Optical Raw"
"Mic Boost (+20dB)"
i've tried all sorts of configurations of the other, working sliders: no dice. but i feel like the "Audigy Analog/Dig..." and the "IEC958..." sliders are the ones i want, and i don't understand why they aren't working in alsamixer...
anyone have ideas?
good luck all
yeah i'm looking this over... how are ALL of you connecting to your stereos? it just seems counterintuitive to me to mute "audigy analog/digital" OR the optical out when i'm using a digital, optical signal. and either way why are those channels listed but not controllable?
mine wont work at all.... and when i hit play sound, it adjust alsmamixer iteself. I have tried muting most things. there is so much crap in there that i know nothing about. I am using a standard audigy with 5.1 surround.
I recently installed FC3 and I am coming from red hat 9. I have SB live with some quality speakers, I messed around with alsamixer and I got sound now but the quality is terrible compared to what it was before. It also won't get near as loud as it used. I am at a lose.
Distribution: $ uname -snrvmo Linux martianpackets 3.13.0-29-generic #53-Ubuntu SMP Jun 4 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Originally posted by zparihar Hey bjuhn,
Try opening up kmix, go to the 'Switches' tab and try unmute / mute each one there separately... I believe it actually the Analog/Digital one...
Make sure you have music playing so that when you adjust the right switch, you'll here music...
If you're gonna play an MP3, make sure that you have the mp3 plugin installed.
Linux *** 2.6.10-1.8_FC2 #1 Mon Jan 10 14:46:18 EST 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
I had same problem -- I did a couple of things, using alsamixer from a terminal:
1. I made sure PCM, PCM2, Master Volume were unmuted and had reasonable levels.
2. I muted all of the devices not present on my system, for example:
Headphone Jack Sense, Line Jack Sense
3. I then got sound, and unmuted above devices until sound disappeared again. What it boils down to is that for me at least Headphone Jack Sense, Line Jack Sense needed to be muted.
Now what I'd like to know, is where are these config settings stored? Someone switched my desktop from KDE to Gnome and thats how I re-lost my sound in the first place.