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Old 02-13-2003, 11:34 PM   #1
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Question Does Linux have a sound mixer? (Mandrake 9.0)

I've gotten sound to work and all, but I'm wondering.

Does Linux have something like Windows does, that allows you to adjust overall system volume/balance, wav volume/balance, midi volume/balance, etc?

If so, what's this bit of software called?

If it makes a difference, I've got the Ensoniq AudioPCI ES1370 soundcard. (I did NOT install ALSA, as I know in Mandrake 8.2, ALSA didn't work with this soundcard)
Old 02-13-2003, 11:59 PM   #2
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There should be a bunch of different mixers installed,try looking for aumix,kmix,gmix and anything else with mix in it.
Old 02-14-2003, 02:01 AM   #3
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kmix is default with kde
gmix is default with gnome
you can use wmmix for window maker
aumix is default with bouch of linux dist.
Old 02-14-2003, 04:27 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! I just found out that I have aumix installed (I'm using FVWM2).

Anyway, I get CD, Vol, and Mic, but what's Line, Line1, PCM, and PCM2?

Thanks again.
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PCM is Pulse Code Modulation which is a digital scheme for transmitting analog data.
Line, Line1 are most likely auxilary lines that you can use on your soundcard to plug devices into.


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