Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#189 new defect

Only faint sound through DART

Reported by: jep Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: UNIAUD32 Version: 1.9.23
Severity: normal Keywords: Faint sound


HD Audio: Realtek ALC888 / ALC888T (But the behaviour is also present on another machine with a AOpen AW320 card with a Cirrus Logic CS4614 chip)

I've installed and tried LBMix, UniAudio? Mixer PM and the built in Volume Control on my computers with eCS 2.0 GA installations done quite recently. All work quite well, except that the volume has to be set to MAX as the output is way to low. System sounds, the built in Media Player Folders with the addition of MP3 support can be heard, but higher volume ranges would be appreciated.

MPlayer, WarpVision? and other applications can't emit sound other than through DART but then also only faint. MPlayer display ∠[││││││││......] with DART. MPlayer display ∠[...............] if UNIAUD output has been selected ( while WarpVision? crash ).

The behavior was also present when my previous ticket was fixed (#127).

_Computer specs._ Specifications Note: Lines within parenthesis indicate features that has been disabled in BIOS or can't be used.

MSI K9A2 Platinum ( MS-7376 v1.x Mainboard ) BIOS: AMI BIOS v1.4 CPU: AMD Phenom 9600, Agena Quad Core CPU, 2.3 GHz, can't use SMP yet North Bridge: AMD 790FX chipset South Bridge: AMD SB600 chipset RAM: 3Gb LAN: Realtek 8111B ( Firewire 1394: VIA VT6308P ) Audio: Realtek ALC888 / ALC888T HDD: SATA Seagate 500Gb & SATA Samsung 750Gb with 512Gb visible DVD: 2 identical Samsung SATA USB: 4 OHCI and 1 extra EHCI

Graphics: GeCube?? ATI Radeon HD 3870, 2 DVI out, adapter for analog display. Display Driver: Panorama


_ Comparison: AOpen AW320 on a Pentium III 800Mhz machine

Attachments (2) (2.6 KB) - added by jep 10 years ago.
Output from UniMix? (Card information)
AMD2300MHZ-20130825-uniaud-1.9.26.log (93.2 KB) - added by jep 7 years ago.
PCI.exe doesn't complete on this computer.

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Change History (8)

Changed 10 years ago by jep

Attachment: added

Output from UniMix? (Card information)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Silvan Scherrer

probably you have to play with unimix cmdline. LBMix is known to not work too good. see

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by jep

It doesn't matter if I use one mixer or the other, the interesting part though, is that there are only 32 "steps" present on the scale to set sound, while it allow about 64 steps on my other sound cards. Don't know where the remaining 50% may be found as they're not available to either mixer?


comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by jep

Changes (unrelated to audio): The computer run on all 4 cores now and the LAN use the Realtek driver from Mensys.

Problem: The text in ticket 195 suggest that it enable PM version UNIAud to be able to change volume... (something I already can on this computer) from a whisper to totally mute. Changes according to ticket 195 doesn't give me the volume needed!

I want to be able to change the volume to something louder than a whisper.

Changed 7 years ago by jep

PCI.exe doesn't complete on this computer.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by Silvan Scherrer

you need to play with uniaud unimix. try

unimix.exe -id1 -cnt0 -val31
unimix.exe -id1 -cnt1 -val31

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by jep

Thank you for your help, now I can hear some of the audio output at maximum volume.

Changing the audio output to the front of the computer case made the largest difference... that there is a difference at all... So how do I adjust the settings for the output in the back of the case?!

I tried the settings suggested in ticket 195 a few years ago, but they didn't help then. I've also tried the 2 settings you posted here now, but can't hear any audible difference.

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by Silvan Scherrer

you need to look at your unimix -list and search the control's which could make a difference. you can't just use the ones suggested in #195, as soundcard's are different.

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