On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 08:51:35PM +0700, kyanh wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'd like to hear some notification from Pidgin. When configuring Pidgin, I
>  use
>       mplayer %s
> to make Pidgin play stuff. But it's hard to hear the sound as pidgin's
> volume is small (while the system mixer is almost 100:100). Is there anyway
> to have a bigger sound in Pidgin?
> Thank you!

I use the same method you do.  Just a tip: since you use mplayer, as opposed to
the default gstreamer, you can clear a *lot* of cruft from your system by
reconfiguring the pidgin port and turning off the gstreamer option,
re-installing pidgin, then uninstalling the gstreamer stuff.  I find that
the ports-mgmt/pkg_cutleaves port is execllent for such cleaning.

Onto your question.  I have two thoughts.

First, make sure that /usr/sbin/mixer shows "vol" and "pcm" both at a
a reasonable level.  I find that 60:60 is usually sufficient for me, whether
I used headphones or speakers.

Second, the sound files you are using might simply be a bit low on the
volume side.  You may want to load them into something like audacity to
increase their loudness.

-- Geoff

> PS: sorry for my terrible English :)

No apologies needed.  Your written English is excellent!
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