[PC-BSD Dev] sound volume

Andy Pintar andy at hapoteh.net
Wed Jun 10 10:19:19 PDT 2009

Yup, sorry the reply was off-list.
Although from what I gathered Mr. Kollar wasn't able to adjust amarok 
volume as pcm or master, possibly it's a software pre-filter?  I don't run 
those, but it seems like there isn't any more confusion/problem with the 
master volume issue.


On Tue, 9 Jun 2009, Kris Moore wrote:
> Can you confirm if this indeed the problem? Sounds like it to me, I know the 
> pcm / master stuff can be misleading at times :)
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> On Mon, 8 Jun 2009, Andy Pintar wrote:
>> What does running 'mixer' tell you from cmdline?
>> Typically you'll see a 'master' and a 'pcm'.  In xmms you're probably
>> adjusting pcm, whereas the others are adjusting 'master'.  You can adjust
>> which volume adjustment amarok et al use, and also which volume level kde
>> vol. indicator uses, from what I recall.
>> On Mon, 8 Jun 2009, dalibor kollar wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> PC-BSD 7.1, KDE4.
>>> System volume on 100%. Then I'll run XMMS 1.2.11 installed from ports 
>>> where I'll set volume to 10%. I'll close it afterwards.
>>> KDE volume indicator shows still 100%, volume in amarok or kaffeine or any 
>>> other media player is set to 100% as well but real noise level is only 10% 
>>> set in xmms. When I'll start
>>> XMMS again and set volume to 100% and close it, everything is fine again.
>>> I have souncard integrated on MB Asus K8V-X SE.
>>> I'm using FreeBSD audio driver (newpcm: 32bit 2007061600/i386)
>>> Installed devices:
>>> pcm0: <VIA VT8237. at io 0xb400 irq 22 kld snd_via8233 
>>> [MPSAFE](5p:4v/1r:4v channels duplex default)
>>> -----------
>>> dalibor kollar

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