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Old 05-31-2005, 08:10 PM   #1
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how to enable default sounds on SUSE 9.1

Hello I have SUSE 9.1 installed on my computer. I was having trouble with the sound on my computer and in trying to make the sound work I typed alsamixer and set everything to the highest sound level. I got extremely mad when I saw that the solution to the problem was very simple and only involved unmuting the pcm setting on the sound system.

ok I returned to the alsamixer default settings by running alsa config and then letting the program take care of the alsamixer itself by configuring the best possible settings for my sound card.

now the question that I have is how do I put the default sounds for my computer. In other words how do I make the default sounds that tell you when you open or close a window, make a mistake etc. come out on my computer again? I can hear the sounds but they are not the default ones they sound fancier than the regular beeps and little bells.

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Old 05-31-2005, 10:38 PM   #2
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try running again alsamixer or aumix for graphical, and set your settings again, then do log in as root and run :
alsactl store 0
and after running the above command, you can add the following to a
startup script such as rc.local and add the following line to the end:
alsactl restore 0

and see if you have any luck with that.
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Lightbulb -3dB works better as a default

Originally Posted by izquierdista View Post
I was having trouble with the sound on my computer and in trying to make the sound work I typed alsamixer and set everything to the highest sound level.
You'll get better results if you set all the controls to -3dB as a reference point. ALSA has a tendency to overdrive audio cards, resulting in very distorted sound before it ever reaches the power amplifier to drive your speakers or headphones. A 3dB reduction in level from maximum is still plenty loud to hear if a channel is working or not.


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