sound is very faint (alsa and pulseaudio, Fedora 10)
I have built in Nvidia sound, HDA (intel?) ALC888 [?].
It works fine under Windows XP/Pro, but in linux I have to turn the volume on my stereo ALL THE WAY UP to listen to anything. Pulseaudio's volume master has to be set to 100% as well as must the volume controls in VLC dvd and RhythmBox, both Internet radio and extracted/ripped CD's. The problem is always the same: sound basically works, but at such low levels that I have to crank the volume of my stereo WAY to the max, so I get crosstalk and irritating noise even when nothing is playing.
The program aplay (ALSA player) has the same problem, so I'm not sure I can blame pulseaudio.
I have been scouring the manuals and the web for the last few days and saw only a couple mentions of anything remotely like this. I am running 64 bit Fedora, is that a known problem? I thought samples in CD quality were only 16 bits per channel to begin with.
If you can shed any light on this, I would greatly appreciate (especially if you could copy me at kenny dot david at comcast dot net since I don't know my way around these forums yet.)