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! _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"