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Old 10-04-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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Need help setting Alsamixer


This is my sound card:
Ensoniq AudioPCI, ES1371
Sound card has a sound out and a line in and a mike in

These are the devices on alsamixer:
Quote:
Playback:
Master, Master M, 3D Contr, 3D Contr, PCM, Line, CD, Mic,
Mic Boos, Mic Sele, Video, phone, PC Speak, Aux,
Mono Out(mic or mix), External amplifier, Sigmatel, Sigmatel
sigmatel = Sigmatel 4-Speaker Stereo
sigmatel = Sigmatel Surround Phase Inversion Playback

Capture:
3D Contr, Line, CD, Mic, Video, Phone, Aux, Capture, Mix, Mix Mono
I have been searching for a tutorial for using the Alsamixer,
I went to: http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Main_Page
but am not finding what I need.

I don't have experience with mixers and I would like to find something that
would explain what devices/channels are for and what settings to use for
playback and recording.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 06:45 PM   #2
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find /proc/asound/ -iname '*' | while read LINE; do echo "##### " $LINE; sleep 1; cat $LINE | more; done

There's additional information describing your devices options and abilities located in /proc/asound/.

also amixer and other scripts.

Is there anything specific you're looking for? Like an .asoundrc example? /etc/modprobe.d/ configuration? Or just a general understanding of what you can / cannot do?

$ amixer | more

$ speakertest -c 2
(stop with ^C)

And more...
 
Old 10-07-2008, 08:19 PM   #3
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yes, mostly general information. I would like to understand alsamixer, and know what I am able to do with it.

Are the channels general or are they related to my sound card specifically?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 11:37 PM   #4
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It should be your card specifically. It's not going to work for stuff that doesn't exist.

alsamixer -c 0
(change the number if you have multiple soundcards)

<tab> to select between <playback> <capture> <all>
<M> to mute/unmute (or was it <ENTER>?)
<cursor up/down> to adjust levels
<cursor left/right> to jump between available channels
<F1> brings up the help screen
<ESC> exits the help screen, or alsamixer

HTH
 
  


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