On Fri, 10 Apr 2009 10:07:04 -0600
Geoff Fritz <gfr...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

I wil try. Knowing `pkg_cutleaves` is a bonus :P

> 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.

I did this before configuring Pidgin.

> 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.

The problem is that I use Pidgin's default sound files. I cannot locate those 
files (pkg_info -L pidgin).

> > PS: sorry for my terrible English :)
> No apologies needed.  Your written English is excellent!

Thank you for your helps and your kind words :)

Ky Anh, Huynh
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