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Old 01-28-2005, 08:08 PM   #1
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Sound Quality?

I am starting to get a bit dissapointed with Slackware... it has been a lot of work to get the system running and even yet things aren't very smooth.

I got my system upgraded to 2.6.7 through the kernel that came on the second CD. I installed the ALSA drivers that came with it and got the sound unmuted. The sound works and I can hear it but the quality of the sound when playing music and videos is horrible.

I used Mandrake and Knoppix and on both the sound was perfect. But on Slackware it doesn't sound very good. Any ideas on what could be wrong?
Old 01-28-2005, 11:10 PM   #2
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Try opening up alsamixer (or a mixer of your choice) and turning some of the values down from 100 to 78, so that the bars aren't red in alsamixer.
Old 01-28-2005, 11:42 PM   #3
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I notice an improvement in sound quality if I set the PCI bar down to about 74-77 in alsamixer.
Old 01-29-2005, 05:41 PM   #4
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I have a SB Live! card and I have to turn off the AC97 channel completely to have a clean sound.
Old 01-29-2005, 09:31 PM   #5
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Alright thanks guys I'll try that out


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