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Old 03-27-2004, 08:36 PM   #1
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unable to adjust volume - slackware 9.1

Hey all,

I realize this topic has been discussed quite a few times but I couldn't seem to find a problem similar to mine (most of them involved sound not working AT ALL). Here goes: I just completed a clean install of slackware 9.1 on my pc. Alsaconf detected my soundcard(SB Live) and even modified modules.conf accordingly. MP3s and audio cds play fine BUT using the volume controls in Aumix seems to have no effect on the volume. The same thing happens even with the volume slider in XMMS. Right now, my "Sound I/O method" is set to OSS in the "Sound and Multimedia" section of the Control Center. If it's of any help, here is what my modules.conf looks like:

# --- BEGIN: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
# --- ALSACONF verion 0.9.0 ---
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
options snd major=116 cards_limit=1
options snd-emu10k1 index=0
# --- END: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---

I'd really appreciate any help regarding this!



System specs:
AMD Athlon XP 1700+
512MB DDR Ram
2x40GB HD (IBM Deskstar 120GXP for windows and Samsung SP0411 for linux)
SB Live! MP3+
Lite-On 16X DVD
Old 03-27-2004, 08:39 PM   #2
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Have you tried using alsamixer ? After you can store your profile with alsactl.

Old 03-27-2004, 08:48 PM   #3
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hmmm should i do that after ending my X session(and the aRts server isnt running)? I tried that just now while running an MP3 but it didn't work
Old 03-27-2004, 08:54 PM   #4
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When you start slackware, before you do startx, type "alsamixer" and crank them all up to max and unmute (using the m button I think) all the columns.

They are muted if it has MM above the column.

After this, type "alsactl store". I had to be in root to do this, but it may just be me

But IIRC, one of the columns made my speakers make a static crackly sound, so if it does so, mute that column

Last edited by Pauli; 03-27-2004 at 08:55 PM.
Old 03-27-2004, 09:10 PM   #5
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its strange, but after doing that, I dont hear anything at all! At first I thought I had muted everything by mistake instead of unmuting them but that wasn't the case.



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