Re: [Alsa-user] only 1.00 dB of playback volume range

2019-01-01 Thread frederik

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On Tue, Jan 01, 2019 at 08:45:09PM -0800, Robert M. Riches Jr. wrote:

What is the path or URL to that list?  On sourceforge, I see
alsa-announce, alsa-cvslog, and alsa-user, but no alsa-dev*.

Thanks,

Robert




Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 22:48:50 -0800
From: frede...@ofb.net
To: "Robert M. Riches Jr." 
Cc: alsa-user@lists.sourceforge.net
Reply-To: frede...@ofb.net

You probably want to send this to the ALSA developer list, this one is
not very active.

On Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 09:05:59PM -0800, Robert M. Riches Jr. wrote:
>With a new OS installation on a pre-existing machine, some of the
>USB audio devices now have only 1.00 dB of playback volume
>adjustment, which of course is not enough to be terribly useful.
>
>The affected USB devices show up as "Audio Advantage MicroII" in the
>output of "aplay -L".  From LSB, they show up as these:
>
>Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0d8c:0103 C-Media Electronics, Inc. CM102-A+/102S+ 
Audio Controller
>Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0d8c:0103 C-Media Electronics, Inc. CM102-A+/102S+ 
Audio Controller
>
>I just installed Devuan Ascii on the machine.  It's running kernel
>4.9.0-8-amd64 and alsa-utils version 1.1.3-1.  Doing "amixer -c 1
>contents" or "amixer -c 2 contents" shows this for playback volume:
>
>numid=3,iface=MIXER,name='PCM Playback Volume'
>  ; type=INTEGER,access=rw---R--,values=2,min=0,max=255,step=0
>: values=0,0
>  | dBminmax-min=-1.00dB,max=0.00dB
>
>and
>
>numid=3,iface=MIXER,name='PCM Playback Volume'
>  ; type=INTEGER,access=rw---R--,values=2,min=0,max=255,step=0
>: values=77,77
>  | dBminmax-min=-1.00dB,max=0.00dB
>
>Using alsamixer to run the controls from end to end, I cannot
>perceive any difference in volume level.
>
>In contrast, the other device I use (either HDA Intel or HDA NVidia)
>has around a 60dB range according to amixer, and running the control
>in alsamixer from end to end has a huge range of gain.
>
>Previously, the exact same hardware was running Debian 7/Wheezy and
>then Slackware 14.2.  With both those operating systems, the USB
>sound devices had a very adequate volume control range, certainly a
>whole lot more than 1dB.
>
>Being as the USB sound devices are the ones my wife uses, I'd be
>extremely grateful if somebody could point me a to way (if one
>exists) to a usefully greater range of volume control.  Any
>suggestions?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Robert
>
>
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Re: [Alsa-user] only 1.00 dB of playback volume range

2019-01-01 Thread Robert M. Riches Jr.
What is the path or URL to that list?  On sourceforge, I see
alsa-announce, alsa-cvslog, and alsa-user, but no alsa-dev*.

Thanks,

Robert



> Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 22:48:50 -0800
> From: frede...@ofb.net
> To: "Robert M. Riches Jr." 
> Cc: alsa-user@lists.sourceforge.net
> Reply-To: frede...@ofb.net
> 
> You probably want to send this to the ALSA developer list, this one is
> not very active.
> 
> On Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 09:05:59PM -0800, Robert M. Riches Jr. wrote:
> >With a new OS installation on a pre-existing machine, some of the
> >USB audio devices now have only 1.00 dB of playback volume
> >adjustment, which of course is not enough to be terribly useful.
> >
> >The affected USB devices show up as "Audio Advantage MicroII" in the
> >output of "aplay -L".  From LSB, they show up as these:
> >
> >Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0d8c:0103 C-Media Electronics, Inc. CM102-A+/102S+ 
> >Audio Controller
> >Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0d8c:0103 C-Media Electronics, Inc. CM102-A+/102S+ 
> >Audio Controller
> >
> >I just installed Devuan Ascii on the machine.  It's running kernel
> >4.9.0-8-amd64 and alsa-utils version 1.1.3-1.  Doing "amixer -c 1
> >contents" or "amixer -c 2 contents" shows this for playback volume:
> >
> >numid=3,iface=MIXER,name='PCM Playback Volume'
> >  ; type=INTEGER,access=rw---R--,values=2,min=0,max=255,step=0
> >: values=0,0
> >  | dBminmax-min=-1.00dB,max=0.00dB
> >
> >and
> >
> >numid=3,iface=MIXER,name='PCM Playback Volume'
> >  ; type=INTEGER,access=rw---R--,values=2,min=0,max=255,step=0
> >: values=77,77
> >  | dBminmax-min=-1.00dB,max=0.00dB
> >
> >Using alsamixer to run the controls from end to end, I cannot
> >perceive any difference in volume level.
> >
> >In contrast, the other device I use (either HDA Intel or HDA NVidia)
> >has around a 60dB range according to amixer, and running the control
> >in alsamixer from end to end has a huge range of gain.
> >
> >Previously, the exact same hardware was running Debian 7/Wheezy and
> >then Slackware 14.2.  With both those operating systems, the USB
> >sound devices had a very adequate volume control range, certainly a
> >whole lot more than 1dB.
> >
> >Being as the USB sound devices are the ones my wife uses, I'd be
> >extremely grateful if somebody could point me a to way (if one
> >exists) to a usefully greater range of volume control.  Any
> >suggestions?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Robert
> >
> >
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> >Alsa-user@lists.sourceforge.net
> >https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/alsa-user


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Re: [Alsa-user] only 1.00 dB of playback volume range

2018-12-31 Thread frederik

You probably want to send this to the ALSA developer list, this one is
not very active.

On Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 09:05:59PM -0800, Robert M. Riches Jr. wrote:

With a new OS installation on a pre-existing machine, some of the
USB audio devices now have only 1.00 dB of playback volume
adjustment, which of course is not enough to be terribly useful.

The affected USB devices show up as "Audio Advantage MicroII" in the
output of "aplay -L".  From LSB, they show up as these:

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0d8c:0103 C-Media Electronics, Inc. CM102-A+/102S+ Audio 
Controller
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0d8c:0103 C-Media Electronics, Inc. CM102-A+/102S+ Audio 
Controller

I just installed Devuan Ascii on the machine.  It's running kernel
4.9.0-8-amd64 and alsa-utils version 1.1.3-1.  Doing "amixer -c 1
contents" or "amixer -c 2 contents" shows this for playback volume:

numid=3,iface=MIXER,name='PCM Playback Volume'
 ; type=INTEGER,access=rw---R--,values=2,min=0,max=255,step=0
   : values=0,0
 | dBminmax-min=-1.00dB,max=0.00dB

and

numid=3,iface=MIXER,name='PCM Playback Volume'
 ; type=INTEGER,access=rw---R--,values=2,min=0,max=255,step=0
   : values=77,77
 | dBminmax-min=-1.00dB,max=0.00dB

Using alsamixer to run the controls from end to end, I cannot
perceive any difference in volume level.

In contrast, the other device I use (either HDA Intel or HDA NVidia)
has around a 60dB range according to amixer, and running the control
in alsamixer from end to end has a huge range of gain.

Previously, the exact same hardware was running Debian 7/Wheezy and
then Slackware 14.2.  With both those operating systems, the USB
sound devices had a very adequate volume control range, certainly a
whole lot more than 1dB.

Being as the USB sound devices are the ones my wife uses, I'd be
extremely grateful if somebody could point me a to way (if one
exists) to a usefully greater range of volume control.  Any
suggestions?

Thanks,

Robert


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