[SATLUG] sound/volume control

Cheryl Holmes cherylholmes72 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 16:38:28 CST 2009

thanks so much herb!  i can always count on EXACT snd perfect info from you
and I really do appreciate it.  while i had your email open i went straight
to synaptic, found what you told me exactly and installed it!

thanks again..c

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 12:59 PM, Don Wright <satlug at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> 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.
> >hh
> 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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