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Old 07-29-2006, 09:08 AM   #1
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sound card problem


Hello,

I am currently running Slackware 10.2 kernel 2.4.26 and my sound card is giving me a few problems. I have an older Dell Dimension 4100 Pentium 3 with 256mb of ram. My sound card is a Gamesurround Muse Lt Audio Device.

One problem is my sound is muffled. The other is that I whenever I use applications such as Gaim or Totem movie player the sound goes away after a few hours and I can no longer hear anything.

Does anyone have an idea of what I can do to rectify this problem?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 07-29-2006, 09:19 AM   #2
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Define "muffled" does the sound coming out of the speakers sound like it's "muddy"? Have you tried to use headphones to see if it's the speakers you're using?

Also what sound system are you using ALSA or OSS?
 
Old 07-29-2006, 10:00 AM   #3
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I have tried another set of speakers. In fact, when I had Windows Server 2003 on this pc the speakers worked fine. I am using small desktop speakers from Polk Audio, nothing special at all. The sound is relatively loud with poor quality.

I am using ALSA.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 10:15 AM   #4
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try muting everything in alsamixer except Master and PCM
 
Old 07-29-2006, 11:37 AM   #5
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Holy moly! It worked!

Thanks. If I have any other problems I'll definately post something else!
 
Old 07-29-2006, 12:28 PM   #6
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don't forget to do the command

alsactl save

or the settings will be reset at the next reboot
 
Old 07-29-2006, 01:48 PM   #7
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yea i remembered that!

i believe the command is alsactl store
 
Old 07-29-2006, 05:54 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by ixcel87
yea i remembered that!

i believe the command is alsactl store
Whoops! you're correct sir.
 
  


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