sound problems - still

Mike Thatcher mthatcher at
Fri Jan 28 05:18:38 UTC 2005

Well I finally got sound working.  Using gnome volume control, when I 
set the the "Headpone" & "PCM" to max and unmute I finally got sound 
(yea). The master/master mono sliders have no effect.  The volume 
control which shows in the panel at the top of the gnome desktop has no 
effect (I don't know what this is the front end for). However the volume 
slider on RealPlayer 10.0.2 works correctly

Could someone explay why "Headphone" and not "Master" controls the volume?


Jeramy Ross wrote:
> Have you checked the mixer settings (alsamixer, kmix, etc.)?  Upon
> installing FC3 on my system, the master channel (as well as some other
> channels that I cannot remember) were either muted or turned all the
> way down to their minimums.  Probably worth a try.  If you google
> sound problems on FC3, you'll get more links than you'll probably
> want, and most of them point you to going in and un-muting a channel
> or two via a mixer prog.
> Cheers,
> Jeramy
> On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 20:43:53 -0800, Mike Thatcher <mthatcher at> wrote:
>>I recently upgraded from RH 8.0 to FC3. I have not been successful in
>>getting sound to work since the upgrade. I've updated to the latest
>>alsa, kernel, etc and still have no sound. I've check the bootrom and
>>audio is enabled, power is applied to speakers.  other details below -
>>if anyone has some suggestions on what else I can try

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