[ltp] Re: T520: Not loud enough

Marius Gedminas linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 6 Jun 2012 16:10:34 +0300

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On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 08:03:52AM +0000, Steven J. Owens wrote:
> On Tue, May 01, 2012 at 01:43:48AM +0000, Steven J. Owens wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 03:34:32PM +0200, Axel Braun wrote:
> > > >> I noticed that the volume level is quite low - for example, on the=
> > > >> Z60m the sound can be made much louder. Is there a way to increase=
> > > >> base volume level?
> > > >=20
> > > > I suspect you may have the usual problem of multiple different mixe=
> > > > all in series. Check: [...the usual suspects...]
> >
> >      I have the same problem, I haven't found an answer (other than to
> > plug in internal speakers).  I've tried pavu, alsamixer, etc.
>      Interestingly, I just found something that makes the audio almost
> good enough.  I have a t520 with nvidia and an intel core i7, running
> xubuntu 11.10.  I don't remember seeing this under standard ubuntu, it's
> either specific to xubuntu or was added relatively recently:
>      When I click the menu bar sound icon and select "Sound Settings",
> the resulting popup has a slider for "Output volume:", and here's the
> interesting part - it goes past 100%.  When I drag the slider all the
> way to the far-right, sound is almost good enough!

This is software amplification provided by pulseaudio.  It can cause
sound distortion.

>      Not loud by any stretch of the imagination, but loud enough to
> listen to a youtube video.

Marius Gedminas
My inferiority complex isn't as good as yours.

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