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Old 05-02-2002, 10:37 PM   #1
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Sound volume question

Here I go again on some simple questions, I have the evening to myself and my linux so I am trying to get all these things running I haven't taken the time to do lately.

I have a creative soundblaster card with a 5 piece surround sound speakers, they are working correctly but they are very quiet, I have to turn the speakers all the way up to listen to music or anything, from what I can see the volume is up anywhere I can see it in linux, oh and it doesn't matter what app it is still quiet, is there a system wide volume control? I am using Redhat 7.2 and the default Gnome that came with it.

Also about every 15 to 20 seconds I hear a faint popping noise from the speakers, like when you unplug them from the back of the computer and you get the noise from it, and yes they are plugged into the right port and all the way in
Old 05-02-2002, 11:24 PM   #2
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Use gmix to adjust the volume. If you are using KDE kmix and you'll have a speaker icon like in windows on the task panel.
Old 03-20-2006, 11:27 AM   #3
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open console


set your volume as you wish

hope it works..
Old 03-20-2006, 08:11 PM   #4
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alsamixer is the way to go, check your PCM volume as well as just Master
Old 03-21-2006, 04:07 AM   #5
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The popping noise may be because you have the speaker's volume amplifiers cranked to the max. If it doesn't go away when the mixer volume levels are better, write back again.


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