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Old 03-05-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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Question Something happened to my sound, it's very low..


It was ok this morning but now even when i turn everyhing at 100% my sound is very low.. what could have i done and how can i bring my sound back to normal?

Fedora 10 KDE 4.2 & GNOME
 
Old 03-05-2009, 02:34 PM   #2
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It was ok this morning but now even when i turn everyhing at 100% my sound is very low.. what could have i done and how can i bring my sound back to normal?

Fedora 10 KDE 4.2 & GNOME
There are two places to typically adjust volume, the speakers and the mixer. Make sure both are set to acceptable levels, and if you're getting any crackling or similar verify your wires are intact.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 02:53 PM   #3
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There are two places to typically adjust volume, the speakers and the mixer. Make sure both are set to acceptable levels, and if you're getting any crackling or similar verify your wires are intact.
mixer - check
speakers - check

tried booting in windows - it works perfectly fine

On my fedora - sound is very low.. but was ok this morning..
 
Old 03-05-2009, 03:24 PM   #4
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try using, if it is installed, if not install it
you might find there is another slider in kmix that isnt available in other mixers, i had a similer problem and this seemed to fix it
 
Old 03-05-2009, 03:54 PM   #5
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Also check.

Might also need to check alsa mixer and check all mixer volumes to be displayed in your mixer. One of the sliders may be set too low and not visible atm.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 04:09 PM   #6
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also, check to see if the program you are using has its own volume control. I know VLC and Mplayer do.
 
Old 03-06-2009, 12:05 AM   #7
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My..

Kmix - http://s5.tinypic.com/11cblao.jpg
and
Alsamixer - http://s5.tinypic.com/3a74g.jpg
 
Old 03-06-2009, 12:57 AM   #8
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in kmix, go to 'settings', configure channels and see what's selected and what isn't and seeing if any of the unchecked options help

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Old 03-06-2009, 03:53 AM   #9
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Ah... pulse audio. I've heard it's more trouble than it's worth. would this link be of any use?
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/190735
You might need to install something like pavucontrol?
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 03-06-2009, 07:01 AM   #10
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My KMix (All open)
http://i42.tinypic.com/10ollle.png

See anything that should/shouldn't be there?

pavucontrol is already installed... (Checked - all max)
Quote:
[queenz@localhost ~]$ yum search pavucontrol
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
===================== Matched: pavucontrol ======================
pavucontrol.i386 : Volume control for PulseAudio
[queenz@localhost ~]$ yum install pavucontrol
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
You need to be root to perform this command.
[queenz@localhost ~]$ su -
Password:
[root@localhost ~]# yum install pavucontrol
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Package pavucontrol-0.9.7-3.fc10.i386 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do
[root@localhost ~]#

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Old 03-06-2009, 07:08 AM   #11
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EDIT: I don't know how but the volume is back!!!!
 
Old 03-06-2009, 11:31 AM   #12
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EDIT: I don't know how but the volume is back!!!!
Sound has been and still is imo one of the major problems linux has. There needs to be a single unified sound system... alsa, oss, pulseaudio, esd, a half dozen different mixers that tweak some of the same settings and not others, etc... It's always a major hassle to figure out where exactly a sound problem is originating in linux.
 
  


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