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i have compiled ALSA, and sound is now working on my system. the problem is that i can harldley hear anything!!! sound is comming out but it is so quiet. when i open the "Volume Conrol" in GNOME it looks like "Spkr" is turned all the way up. im using panasonic stereo headphones for speakers. i tried using reguar digital speakers but i had the same problem.im using a 2.6.5 kernel on the Gentoo Linux distro, and im using a GNOME desktop, and my soundcard specs are: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237. i didnt have this problem on windows xp so i dont think my soundcard is broken. whats the problem??
i ran alsamixer an the master volume IS all the way up. is there something else in the alsamixer menu i need to change?? also there are items in the alsamixer menu that are off and i would like to turn them on. how would i do that?
I have exactly the same problem with my Hercules Muse XL sound card.
Alsa works, but the sound is extremely low.
I don't know why, but when I mute the channel "mic" in alsamixer, I can't hear anything at all.
This probably means that I can only hear sound through the "mic" channel and not directly through the "PCM" channel.
Maybe you should try to mute this channel and to tell us if you can still hear something...
Guillaume (debian sid, kernel 2.6) <zeubestNOSPAM@ifrance.com>
Ps : I uninstalled alsa, I unblacklisted oss sound drivers in the hotplug config files, and everything worked fine.
Last edited by Guillaume2x; 06-18-2004 at 11:18 AM.
i have been told many times now in other forums, and chatrooms, that my problem has something to do with my settings the the alsamixer. i made some screenshots of alsamixer so you all can see for it for your self. maybe by viewing these screen shots you guys guys can figure out whats wrong.
there are three different screen shots with all the different items in alsamixer: