auke.kok at planet.nl
Thu Mar 13 00:21:13 GMT 2003
alsa is never needed, and tho people like it a lot, OSS is simple and
works good enough for most people.
Therefore a tip for OSS users:
* most audio cards reset at boot and put something like 66% for all
volume levels. This can be quite soft for most speaker setups and
laptops. A solution is to increase the "Vol" or master volume at boot.
* A simple 1-file program is cmix: "lin cmix" . cmix can store mixer
levels in a file and restore them. Adding cmix to /etc/init.d/bootmisc
with the proper mixer settings file will result in nice, consistent
volume levels after boot. Alternatively, just call cmix to set the
master volume: "cmix vol 90".
On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 16:50, Ralph Crongeyer wrote:
> Is it difficult to setup ALSA? What are the advantages?
> Florin Braescu wrote:
> > --- Ralph Crongeyer <rcrongeyer at rpicc.com> wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > > I have sound in kde (the login sound and cdplayer)
> > > but the volume is
> > > lower than it is when I'm in the windows envirnment
> > > (dule booting my
> > > laptop)? I looked into alsa but it is not installed.
> > > However I do have alsa-lib and alsa-driver
> > > installed.
> > > So my question is how do I increase the volum level
> > > of my system?
> > > Do I need to install alsa and alsa-tools,
> > > alsa-utils, libsndfile, fftw
> > > or anything else?
> > >
> > Hi Ralph,
> > You have to make a decision. It seems that now you
> > have the oss kernel drivers installed. In this case
> > alsa-lib and alsa-utils are of no use for you. So you
> > can adjust the volume from ksound. If you decide to
> > use alsa instead, (a better alternative if you ask me)
> > then you can use alsamixer and you can save the
> > default sound levels.
> > Regards,
> > Florin
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