LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-10-2004, 05:34 AM   #1
asklepios
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10.0
Posts: 46

Rep: Reputation: 15
[Slackware 10] Cannot reduce sound volume.


Greetings everyone,
I have a very weird problem. Somehow I just can't adjust the sound volume of my system.
Here are the relevant system specs

Distro: Slackware 10
Sound hardware: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
Kernel: 2.6.8.1

I have compiled the alsa modules and they load fine (snd_intel8x0). The sound runs fine but I can't reduce or increase the volume of the sound using any of the utilities. I have tried alsamixer, rexima and Kmix but none of them work. Sound just runs at the maximum level at which it can.
The only thing I can do using these software utilities is either mute the PCM or unmute it. Nothing else. Is there anyway to reduce the sound using Kmix or any such thing?
Any help is highly appreciated.

Thanx for reading.
Regards
 
Old 10-10-2004, 09:16 AM   #2
trickykid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,133

Rep: Reputation: 199Reputation: 199
Moved: More suitable in our Slackware forum.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 09:44 AM   #3
typho
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: Slackware 14.0
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
I have the same sound card and alsa has been working fine. Does it work when you are logged on as root?
 
Old 10-10-2004, 11:46 AM   #4
asklepios
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10.0
Posts: 46

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Unhappy

trickykid: thanx for moving the thread to appropriate forum.

typho: the problem persists even when i m logged in as root. i have even tried logging in to the default 2.4 series kernel to see if the problem was kernel specific but it was not. thanx for the reply. hoping to see a solution
 
Old 10-10-2004, 11:57 AM   #5
predator.hawk
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: FreeBSD-5.4-STABLE
Posts: 252

Rep: Reputation: 30
Tryed using ALSA Mixer? if not try that and tell us the resaults.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 01:39 PM   #6
asklepios
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10.0
Posts: 46

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
predator.hawk: as i mentioned in my post i have already tried alsamixer, rexima and kmix. nothing helped

...but there has been a bit of developement.
not in the form of sound being working fine but i have found that the on-board sound card i m using is actually C-Media 9739A which has the ICH5 chipset.
this card is known to have such problems and i found a reference here
http://www.linuxforum.com/forums/ind...0&#entry454050
the page there ^ talks about a dmix plugin but i don't know what that is and how to configure it. can someone please help me to find more info on it or tell me how i can configure it properly?
thanx for sticking with me till now.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to reduce logical volume LinuxLover Linux - Enterprise 2 10-29-2005 08:26 AM
sound volume gallan Linux - Software 1 11-26-2004 02:06 AM
unable to adjust volume - slackware 9.1 peeks Linux - Newbie 4 03-27-2004 09:10 PM
Slackware 9.1 Volume chrisk5527 Linux - General 3 02-29-2004 01:15 PM
Sound Volume csosa Linux - Software 2 09-27-2003 05:17 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:04 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration