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Old 12-19-2004, 12:32 AM   #1
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Can't adjust volume on AC97

I just built a new system and booted up with mandrake 10.1. Everything worked great except when I try to adjust the volume I only have 2 setting 0% or 100%. The sound quality is fine but its annoying to have to get up and adjust the volume all the time. Linux deteted my sound card as a 82801EB AC'97 Which is right. I tried alsoconf and kmix and the alsa mixer do the same though as before. Haven't seen this problem either most people on here have no sound or poor sound with the same sound card. Like I said the sound is next to perfect kust cannot adjust volume.
Old 12-19-2004, 09:10 PM   #2
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theres a program called alsamixergui gives a lot more options may find the tweak there
Old 12-19-2004, 09:16 PM   #3
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Already tried that still no go. Even in gnome I can't adjust volume.
Old 12-20-2004, 12:59 AM   #4
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Ive had the same pains with my AC97. I found that the master and PCM controls dont adjust my volume at all. I found that a control called VIA DXS did. open up alsamixer, unmute everything and max everything, something should work.
Old 12-20-2004, 03:12 AM   #5
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I have a similar problem with a C-media AC97. The chipset is CMI9761. CMedia has a driver for it, but I was unable to install it yet. At the time I use the i810 OSS driver.
While in KDE, I use the volume control of ARTS, which to my understanding filters the volume in software.
Old 12-20-2004, 03:53 AM   #6
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if you have pcm2 use it too
Old 12-27-2004, 08:29 PM   #7
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I use gnome-control-volume for the same soundcard... the last 3 columns of "gnome-control-volume" gui.. should be at the maximum...hope it works!
Old 12-28-2004, 06:11 PM   #8
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I added aRts support that seemed to fix the problem it was OSS by default now I can adjust volume. I tried alsa that didn't work either finally I opened up amarok and by default it was using aRts and I could adjust my volume so I switched everything over to aRts. And now I have nothing wrong with my linux box. Its a nice feeling to have your linux box working 100%
Old 05-04-2006, 03:56 PM   #9
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Really thanks

I was with similar problem, by turning everything on and now my sound works fine, before the volume was too low, even with MASTER VOLUME and PCM at 100% along with many others bars at max, but it was VIA DSX couple of bars that did the trick really thanks again(I had even recompiled the kernel so you know the level of trouble I was facing)


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