[wellylug] Sound volume on Asus laptop

Lyndsay Mountfort lyndsaym at paradise.net.nz
Tue May 18 14:56:21 NZST 2004

Thanks Jacob

Have tested again. Volume is now the same as it is in windows, which I 
hadn't previously realised is also pretty inadequate for listening to 
CDs. System and file generated sounds are much louder - it would be nice 
if it were possible to get CD and Video sound to use that potential 
volume range!

I have now looked at aumix - pretty cool really, and verified that it 
works absolutely in tandem with Kmix - which I guess it probably works 
with in the background anyway.


Jacob Lister wrote:

> <>Most probably this has to do with audio mixer configuration. System 
> sound
> (excluding the squarker, which is seperate again) goes through a seperate
> channel from CD audio, and the level of these, as well as the final 
> output level are
> controlled by the soundcards onboard mixer. You'll need a mixer 
> application to modify
> the settings. 'aumix' is common, and I believe present on the base 
> Debian installation.
> Run 'aumix' with no parameters will get the default mixer configuration.
> 'Vol' is main output level
> 'PCM' is system generated sound
> 'CD' or 'Line' will be the CD player audio, depending on your setup.
> Adjust these to get your system and CD levels in set. Most distros 
> have scripts to keep
> the settings over a reboot
> Jacob
> -- 
> Hi
> Can anyone suggest to me why volume output levels are really inadequate
> when playing audio CDs (KsCD) and DVD movies (KMPlayer) on my Asus
> laptop, and if there is anything I can do about it??
> Volume for system sounds is plenty loud, also for sound from web.
> The soundcard appears to be an Sis 7012 - see relevant lines from dmesg
> below:
> Intel 810 + AC97 Audio, version 0.24, 12:09:30 Apr 20 2004
> i810: SiS 7012 found at IO 0xa400 and 0xa800, MEM 0x0000 and 0x0000, 
> IRQ 11
> i810_audio: Audio Controller supports 6 channels.
> i810_audio: Defaulting to base 2 channel mode.
> i810_audio: Resetting connection 0
> ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: ALG32 (ALC650)
> i810_audio: AC'97 codec 0, new EID value = 0x05c7
> i810_audio: AC'97 codec 0, DAC map configured, total channels = 6
> i810_audio: setting clocking to 48628
> I'm running Mepis Linux (Debian unstable based), but the problem existed
> for my previous Redhat 9 installation for CDs (didn't have a working DVD
> player).
> Any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated.
> Lyndsay

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