My speakers emmit a certain sound when playing songs on xmms. It's nothing noticable unless you really pay attention to it, or if there's no noise in the room. And it gets annoying.
The sound is a *low* continuous hum. It's not there untill I click the ``play`` button on xmms.
I have an Intel 82801BA/BAM Ac' 97 card and I here's my lsmod output:
Module Size Used by
snd_seq_oss 33664 0
snd_seq_midi_event 6784 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 55184 4 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss 50468 0
snd_mixer_oss 18176 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_intel8x0 31272 0
snd_ac97_codec 61444 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm 92192 2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0
snd_timer 23428 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
gameport 4224 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_page_alloc 9860 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart 7040 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 21280 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 6920 3 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd 49124 12 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 8160 1 snd
3c59x 36136 0
intel_agp 16540 1
I am curious as to if this is mandatory with xmms. When I incrase the volume, there's a sufficient decrease in quality. The windows sound is so much better. Any ideas?
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You have to play with your mixer settings. Neither PCM or Master should be 100, and 1 should be significantly lower than the other. At least, that's how it is on my box with intel sound, (i810e). I only use the volume on the speakers and it works great.
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i have the same humming, if either:
- master or PCM or both are 100% [ok is all <85%]
- "3d control" (all 3 of them) is not muted (0%) [ok is muted]
- mic is more than 50% [ok is 30%]
- mic booster is not muted (0%) [ok is muted]
i have the same chipset like you - sound on board on a thinkpad a31p
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