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Bug 486136 - Sound on laptop too quiet in F11
Sound on laptop too quiet in F11
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: alsa-lib (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jaroslav Kysela
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-18 11:23 EST by Eric Paris
Modified: 2010-06-28 07:19 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 07:19:01 EDT
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Description Eric Paris 2009-02-18 11:23:59 EST

On F11 I couldn't get the sound up loud enough.  I turned all of the sliders I could find up all the way (pavucontrol died when I tried to start it, which I'm told is fixed but not released) but the sounds was not much louder than my laptop fans (to be fair the fans are pretty loud.)

In F10 I always had to turn "PCM" up really loud right after install and then the master slider was able to reasonably control the volume.

Eventually on F11 I found alsamixer -c0 which had the PCM slider.  I turned that up (to about 90) and now things work fine.  I can now reasonably control the volume with the sliders given in the gui.  But I shouldn't have to dig through some obscure tui to get my sound card loud enough....
Comment 1 Lennart Poettering 2009-02-24 21:13:57 EST
Sounds like another mixer initialization issue to me.

Reassigning to alsa-lib.

Please state which card you have (cat /proc/asound/pcm)
Comment 2 Andrew Alm 2009-03-09 18:14:27 EDT
I have the same problem on my laptop.  Here is my output from /proc/asound/pcm:

00-00: AD198x Analog : AD198x Analog : playback 1 : capture 2
00-01: AD198x Digital : AD198x Digital : playback 1
Comment 3 Eric Paris 2009-03-09 19:12:17 EDT
00-00: Intel ICH : Intel ICH6 : playback 1 : capture 1
00-01: Intel ICH - MIC ADC : Intel ICH6 - MIC ADC : capture 1
00-02: Intel ICH - MIC2 ADC : Intel ICH6 - MIC2 ADC : capture 1
00-03: Intel ICH - ADC2 : Intel ICH6 - ADC2 : capture 1
00-04: Intel ICH - IEC958 : Intel ICH6 - IEC958 : playback 1
01-00: Intel ICH - Modem : Intel ICH6 Modem - Modem : playback 1 : capture 1
Comment 4 Ed Marshall 2009-04-27 15:12:21 EDT
Same problem here on a Dell Inspiron 1721:

00-00: STAC92xx Analog : STAC92xx Analog : playback 1 : capture 2
00-01: STAC92xx Digital : STAC92xx Digital : playback 1

Manually setting PCM volume via "alsamixer -c0" corrected the issue.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 07:29:24 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 6 Nicolas Troncoso Carrere 2009-06-20 10:48:17 EDT
check see if it solves the problem. This appears to be a duplicate.
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 07:19:01 EDT
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