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Old 11-03-2003, 02:40 AM   #1
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Unhappy Why does my speaker stay really quiet in Mandrake.


My speaker was really loud in windows. I changed to linux ( windows was driving me mad) and now even with all the volume contols I can find: the gnome volume control., even with all settings turned right up, and the control on my speaker turned right up, and the control in the program i am playing them with (xmms) I can only just hear my music. (and I don't think I have just gone deaf ). Is there anouther volume control to set up? or some thing else to do?
 
Old 11-03-2003, 02:43 AM   #2
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are using alsa or oss?
if alsa type alsamixer in the console and turn the volume up from there
 
Old 11-03-2003, 03:11 AM   #3
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In it's about window it says "
GNOME Volume Control 2.2.1.1
A mixer for sound devices
Copyright 1998-2000 Jens Ch. Restemeier
Copyright 2001-2002 Iain Holmes"
It does not seem to be either alsa or oss.
do you know this one?
 
Old 11-03-2003, 03:50 AM   #4
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it should be one of those 2. open a console windows and type alsamixer and if that doesn't work then you are using oss. but I don't really know what can you do apart from turning the volume up from alsamixer
 
Old 11-03-2003, 09:31 PM   #5
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Ir gives me this when i type alsamixer:
[jordanthoms@THOMS jordanthoms]$ alsamixer

alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory
[jordanthoms@THOMS jordanthoms]$

Am i using it or not (it seems to know alsamixer)
 
Old 11-03-2003, 11:21 PM   #6
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go into the alsa driver directory and run the ./snd_devices [ps not at home now so not sure if that's the correct spelling.

to find the folder type:

locate alsa
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:19 AM   #7
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It's just doing it's updatedb thing...
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:50 PM   #8
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not sure I understand your post.

were you able to find the folder and run that script?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 10:04 PM   #9
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Yes, I have found Alsa but don't know how to get into it's driver directory...
 
Old 11-05-2003, 10:06 PM   #10
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well run this:

locate alsa

and it should tell you all the directories.
You will have a driver [I thinks it's called] and utilities and something else.
[that is if you compiled it????]
I can check later when I get home if you cannot find it. [right now my home ip must have changed as ssh is not working so I will have to wait until I get home].
 
  


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