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Old 10-16-2003, 04:04 PM   #1
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Question ALSA Volume Controls

Hopefully someone knows... are the Master and PCM volume controls in alsamixer supposed to be set to 100%, or should they be set to something less than that?

Thanks in advance for any help!
Old 10-17-2003, 08:48 PM   #2
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Depends on your speakers. If I set mine to 100% they start vibrating like crazy. I have the Master at 80% and PCM at 65-80% (changed through XMMS) and I can also change the volume from my speakers.
Old 10-17-2003, 09:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, Seidren - I was beginning to think nobody here knew the answer.

I asked because at 100% my speakers were way too loud when at the same volume levels used for the OSS sound system. I'll go in and make some adjustments.

Thanks again!
Old 10-18-2003, 12:00 AM   #4
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Yeah, remember XMMS changes your pcm sound. I usually leave my master at 100 and use xmms or my speaker nob to controll it.


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