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Old 01-05-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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Sound is very soft


G'day Folks,

I'm running Kanotix. I have an Asus A7V8X-X motherboard with onboard sound. After booting, I ran alsaconf as root and there was sound (and yea, the people did rejoice ). But the sound is soft. Very, very soft. I turned the volume on the speakers way up high to max. I opened kmix and uamix and did the same. The sound remained very soft.

Can anyone suggest a way to get it louder? What info can I post to help analyse the problem?

Thanks
Joe
 
Old 01-05-2008, 03:13 PM   #2
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G'day Folks,

I'm running Kanotix. I have an Asus A7V8X-X motherboard with onboard sound. After booting, I ran alsaconf as root and there was sound (and yea, the people did rejoice ). But the sound is soft. Very, very soft. I turned the volume on the speakers way up high to max. I opened kmix and uamix and did the same. The sound remained very soft.

Can anyone suggest a way to get it louder?
You could buy powered speakers instead of relying only on the weak signal coming off the sound card.

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Old 01-05-2008, 09:41 PM   #3
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Check your volume in alsamixer, open a terminal and type alsamixer you don't need to be root. Make sure your main volume is turned up. It's been awhile ago (maybe 2+ yrs.) but I had the same problem and it had to do with KDE using arts and not alsa.
 
Old 01-06-2008, 08:51 AM   #4
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I am using powered speakers.
 
Old 01-06-2008, 03:14 PM   #5
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Thanks mrrangerman. The pc with the sound prob is switched off at the moment, but I'll try your advise when it's back up again.
 
Old 01-06-2008, 03:58 PM   #6
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I am using powered speakers.
Only difference that makes is that they need to be on :-D

If alsa mixer is the answer, you may want to install alsamixergui, it doesn't have to be in a terminal.
 
Old 01-07-2008, 02:04 AM   #7
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Have checked alsamixer and the sound is turned way up. That does not appear to be the problem.

Any other suggestions?
 
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Changed soundcards, ran alsaconf.

Now everything works just fine
 
  


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