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Old 09-13-2006, 08:44 PM   #16
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That seems to be the best course of action. I will do that tonight as should anyone else that is experiencing this problem.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 02:45 PM   #17
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same problem

I use hp dx5158ea, ubuntu 6.06, alsa driver version 1.0.10rc3.

I have the same problem, maximum volume is not as high as it is in windows xp.

Here is the related bug tracking page in Alsa website:
https://bugtrack.alsa-project.org/al...ew.php?id=2371

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Old 09-20-2006, 04:13 PM   #18
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I e-mailed linuxant about the problem and they responded to it relatively quick. Its too bad I have no clue what they were talking about!! Here are the e-mails, maybe you guys understand and could test the solution!

I wrote:
> I have a HP dv8000 notebook computer with a Conexant HDaudio
softmodem.
> When under linux, the volume is very low. The maximum volume is much
> lower than it is while in windows. Is there any fix for this?

He responded with:

Hi,

I assume that you are talking about the digital progress sound. Please
try with the 'AT &F M3 L3' init. string to see if there is a
difference.

Regards,


Jonathan
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www.linuxant.com
support@linuxant.com
 
Old 09-20-2006, 06:34 PM   #19
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Thats a modem init string. He's talking- assuming your talking- about the 'bleeeeeee bluuuuuuu blap blap blaaaaa' sound on modem connection. Maybe if you mention the intel 82801g hd audio controller (ICH7) and mention music etc. He focused on softmodem as i believe they only do the modem bits. And maybe Intel is the one to ask.?
 
Old 09-21-2006, 02:10 PM   #20
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eh.. i think your a bit confused. your talking about the modem which is nothing to do with the sound! the people to email(or more, do a bug report) are alsa or your distro vender(imo)
 
Old 09-21-2006, 02:18 PM   #21
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Yeah, I am aware of that. I already filed a bug report with ALSA. I am just checking with Linuxant because I believe the audio bus is connected with the modem bus on these chips.
 
Old 09-25-2006, 04:12 AM   #22
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Hi all, I had low sound volume too with alsa, but in Gnome Volume control preferences I checked all boxes so I could see all volume sliders. There was one of them (front) that was down, but when I pulled it up to maximum, I had the same sound volume as I used to have in Windows very long time ago (1,5 weeeks).
The only problem I have is that I have no idea how to make my Debian Etch load this sound on startup. I hear Debian starting or finding the sound card on my laptop, but it doesnt make it work. When boot up completely I have to go into a terminal and type 'alsaconf' and then hit 'enter' a few times and then it works.

Anybody an idea what I should do?
 
Old 09-25-2006, 06:48 AM   #23
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Can anybody else try this ^^ and report whether or not this works?
 
Old 09-25-2006, 10:47 AM   #24
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After reboots Gnome memorises the volume settings, but there is no sound: I have to rerun Alsaconf everytime after startup if I want to hear any sound. Since I am new to Linux I don't know how to tell alsaconf to do all that on startup.
I do hear Debian make a noise on startup, indication to me that it does see a sound device. When I start music player and double click any internet radio station it doesn't produce an error, but the player thinks it is playing. But I have to close it, run alsaconf and restart the player and then it works.

greetz Ron
 
Old 09-26-2006, 11:24 AM   #25
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I had the same problem with Suse 10. /Gnome on my Laptop.
solution:
start the Gnome Volume Control, go to -> Edit->Preferences and activate the Front track. Sliding this fader to somewhere below max. should be loud enough.

greets t
 
Old 09-26-2006, 02:22 PM   #26
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I was unable to complete the steps that you suggested. I rebooted into gnome and opened the gnome volume control. When I went into Edit --> Preferences, I was not given a "Front" option.

Have you updated your version of ALSA? I am just using the version that comes bundled with Suse 10.1.

Thanks!
 
Old 09-27-2006, 12:31 AM   #27
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Well, I was just playing around and when I rebooted and opened up the mixer I noticed that if I clicked File --> Change Device, I was given the option to select either HDA-Intel (Alsa Mixer) or Generic 14f1 ID 5047 (OSS Mixer).

The Generic one gives me only one playback option as well. It is called "In-gain".

Setting that to maximum or even setting it to maximum and using OSS doesn't have an effect.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 08:12 AM   #28
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There are only Master and PCM tracks in my Alsa Mixer.
In the Generic OSS Mixer there are Volume and In-Gain tracks. In-Gain has apparently no effects.

I wonder how can we have other tracks as well.. Should we update our Alsa driver? (mine is 1.0.10rc3)
 
Old 10-01-2006, 05:41 PM   #29
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I'd love to try any other things to get this working. I don't see the other sliders mentioned in the gnome volume control.

I have an HP Pavilion dv8000 and this low volume is really not good - everything else I've tried works fine, but movies/music are unwatchable with this volume.
 
Old 10-01-2006, 05:51 PM   #30
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Here is the link to the ALSA bug report that I filed a while back.
https://bugtrack.alsa-project.org/al...ew.php?id=2441

Just recently I got a post with a possible solution for some of you to try.
They suggested to try using Pototskiy's patch which can be found here:

https://bugtrack.alsa-project.org/al...ew.php?id=2441

If some one could try this and report their results, that would be great! Good luck!
 
  


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