__/ [Michel Catudal] on Monday 02 January 2006 16:31 \__
> Le Mon, 02 Jan 2006 11:34:20 +0000, Roy Schestowitz a écrit :
>> ...Sorry to 'steal' this thread and post about a sound problem of my own,
> Nor really stealing, there is room for everybody here.
>> My sound card, which is built onto an Intel Celeron-type motherboard does
>> not appear to allow sound balance to be changed. I tried this with Ubuntu
>> in the past and it was not working. I also had Mandrake, but I can't re-
>> call if this worked; I suspect not. I have had SuSE 9.3 installed on this
>> machine ever since (several months), but still the same issue.
>> When attempting to shift balance to one side of the output (speakers),
>> there is no effect. It's as if the balance function is altogether ignored.
>> It's quite necessary in my case because a certain side is channelled to a
>> separate room. At present, I need to physically pull out wires to mute one
> You may have a limited function sound card. Try a USB sound card or
> another on board sound card and disable the onboard sound card.
> I had to disable the one on my son's computer because it was distorted.
> Even OSS sound didn't work.
> Try OSS sound before you do that. It is now free for personal use.
> You just have to update it every 4 months.
Thanks a bunch, Michel. I have downloaded the package and will attempt an
installation later tonight. This seems a bit daunting. I fear that it may
ruin the current sound settings or muck about with the kernel. The site
seems rather out-of-date, but at least it is aware of Linux kernel version
2.6. I will let you know if the procedure was a success.
I wish I had a music player that could play mono and send the signal to
just a single side. AmaroK and XMMS won't do. The balance bar is bound to
the matser volume unlike, for instance, the equalizer bit.