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Lower sound than usual?

Postby Enigma52809 on Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:07 pm

I just installed Linux Mint 6 and am so far very happy with it. I even got the sound to work 8). The only problem now is that it is playing a lot quieter than it would on windows, I need to turn my speakers all the way up to be able to hear the music, which isn't normal. I haven't really done anything with the sound in terms of setting up, it worked out of the box (takes away some of my pride from getting the sound to work, but yeah) and could it be possible that I'm missing some kinda drivers or something? My speakers are Logitech X-230 and there's an integrated sound board/driver thing in my motherboard. Thanks for any help.
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Re: Lower sound than usual?

Postby Old Marcus on Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:13 pm

I'm having the same problem. A bit annoying when I turn the speakers up to get normal sound in Mint, then boot into windows and get blasted.
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Re: Lower sound than usual?

Postby Willy on Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:39 pm

Yeah I noticed this with Ubuntu... you get used to it. :P
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Re: Lower sound than usual?

Postby Katzedecimal on Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:48 pm

Some people have suggested installing gnome-alsamixer and using it to adjust the system sound. I did that (had to crank the first three sliders :lol: ) and found I have much clearer, louder sound now. Might be worth a try?
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Re: Lower sound than usual?

Postby kansasnoob on Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:16 pm

I like gnome-alsamixer. Also watch the last 4 toggles (via).
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Re: Lower sound than usual?

Postby Old Marcus on Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:27 pm

Cheers, worked a treat. =]
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Re: Lower sound than usual?

Postby Enigma52809 on Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:58 pm

Excellent, worked perfectly. Thanks for the help!
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