[SATLUG] sound/volume control

Don Wright satlug at sbcglobal.net
Wed Dec 9 12:59:03 CST 2009

On Wed, 09 Dec 2009 12:36:33 -0600, Herb Cee <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:

>Cheryl the Icon Daniel is referring to is part of the collection under
>'Various applets for GNOME 2 panel - binary files ' Title is< 
>gnome-applets > in Synaptic and it placed itself in the top panel in far 
>right corner and is a speaker icon.

There may also be a Volume Control selection under Multimedia in the
menu. You'll generally want Wave and Master set as high as good quality
allows. Setting any of the sliders or knobs too high will cause
distortion. There can also be a "boost" checkbox - try it both ways.

On many sound cards there are two outputs: One for headphones/speakers
and one for line output for audio equipment. One or the other may be
louder for you. There may also be both front and rear jacks. If so, try
the other one.

Your sound card may also have "advanced" features like surround sound
for multiple speakers. You'll probably want to select one of the stereo
plans. (There can be several, depending on where and what you plug in.)

And then there's the traditional favorite: bad cables or dirty
connections. The cheap plugs and jacks used on consumer audio are
notorious for poor connections and frequent failures.

Good hunting!  --Don

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