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Old 04-05-2004, 06:25 AM   #1
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sound distortion


hi

i installed slackware 9.1 a few days ago on my new laptop and have not been able to get sound running at an acceptable quality

during playback the sound is very distorted cutting out every second or so then coming back at a poor quality

my laptop is a sony z1rmp im not sure what sound card it has as i could not find the specification

is there a gui in kde/gnome for configuring sound? i would appreciate any help/suggestions on solving this proble

thanks

doc
 
Old 04-05-2004, 04:27 PM   #2
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As you can hear some sounds I assume you already unmuted alsamixer.
The problem you're having should be due to the quality/compatibility of your sound card.
From the gui start aumix and reduce pcm and cd channels to maximum 75%.
If the sound volume becomes too low, raise up the overall volume to 85% or more.
Then, as root, "alsactl store" will save the new defaults.
This should improve the sound quality of your laptop
If you want to know what sound card you have installed run as root
lspci -v > myhardconf
that will save a text file containing some useful infos about your hardware.
Hope this helps
Ciao
 
Old 04-06-2004, 08:02 AM   #3
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thanks for your help but that didnt make any difference =[

my sound card i think is :

Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DVB AC'97 Audi (rev 03)

please any suggestions at how to remedy this problem will be much appreciated

im guessing i should use a different driver, but im not sure how to change it.. newbie

thanks
 
Old 04-06-2004, 08:04 AM   #4
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also i wonder if its worth noting that when i try and play a dvd the film stutters like the sound but with --nosound (mplayer) the movie plays smoothly
 
Old 04-06-2004, 08:14 AM   #5
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well just found info center in kde, may as well post the sound info here if it mighty help


Sound Driver:.3.8.1a-980706 (ALSA v0.9.6 emulation code)
Kernel: Linux vaio 2.4.22 #6 Tue Sep 2 17:43:01 PDT 2003 i686
Config options: 0

Installed drivers:
Type 10: ALSA emulation

Card config:
Intel 82801DB-ICH4 at 0xd0000c00, irq 9

Audio devices:
0: Intel 82801DB-ICH4 (DUPLEX)

Synth devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Midi devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Timers:
7: system timer

Mixers:
0: Yamaha YMF753


think thats it exact, typed it out manual so could be a mistake or two
 
  


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