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Re: Fedora 11 nerfed my mixer



On Thu, 2009-04-23 at 22:25 +0200, Andreas Thienemann wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Apr 2009, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> 
> > We want to control the 'outermost' volume slider. Because that's the
> > one that most likely controls the actual analog amplifier if there is
> > any. Controlling 'PCM' is kind of pointless on most modern cards since
> > it is implemented digitally.
> 
> Surely a nice thing in theory.
> 
> But in reality, it's not always that clear.
> 
> I recently had a dual boot system with rawhide and windows.
> 
> Windows sound was fine, right volume et all. Volume knob at the speakers 
> was at 50% and the software mixer at 75%.
> 
> Now booting to Linux, sound is barely audible. Turning up the volume to 
> 100% in the mixer and turning the speakers to full was barely enough to 
> understand the music.
> 
> Using an alsa mixer to turn up the PCM volume to 100% somewhat fixed that.
> 
> But turning to an alsamixer to work around a problem with the current 
> pamixer can't be a long term solution.
> 
> What is the long term way? And no, I don't care for F11. Releases are 
> overrated anyway.

The long term way is that your situation is a bug, probably a bug in
ALSA, and should be reported as such.
-- 
Adam Williamson
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