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Old 11-15-2003, 05:21 AM   #1
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Sound very quiet (Mandrake, CMI8738)


Hi everybody.

Installed my first Linux a few days ago, Mandrake 9.2, everything went quite smoothly, but I still can't get it to play the sound right.

When I turn up my speakers I can faintly hear that it's playing. I've set the sound in KMix to max, and still can't do it.

I own an on-board CMI8738. It detected it fine, and alsa starts properly. I've tried two diffrent drivers, but to no avail.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 07:07 AM   #2
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You need to adjust sound settings with alsamixer. By default every setting is set very low.

See man alsamixer for details.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 11:51 AM   #3
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does this alsamixer exist in Redhat or just Mandrake because I have been having similar troubles.

Mike
 
Old 11-15-2003, 11:54 AM   #4
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Don't know if it is installed by default on the distro's you mention. On Suse (8.2 pro) it is.

$ which alsamixer
/usr/bin/alsamixer
 
Old 11-15-2003, 02:55 PM   #5
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alsamixer didn't do the trick. It was at about 75, I set it to 100, the sound was a little bit louder, but still quiet.

But, guess what. I, once again, used draksound to change the drivers and this time it worked. I got nice, clear sound. This must be a non-alsa driver, because I can change the volume using KMix, while alsamixer doesn't find any devices. But it works at last...

Off to toy with the system now, thank you very much.
 
  


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