Ot: cd sound problem driving me crazy

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Tue Oct 12 14:12:33 EDT 2004

It's quite probably there's only one physical connection between your sb
live sound card and the cdrom unit. This is a thin wire inside your

When you say you shouldn't have to switch to line out, though, that
sounds strange. Essentially, the output should be the same, whether
you're streaming over your net connection, playing a file on your hd, or
playing audio from your cdr. Is your pcm setting up above 0?

Cheryl Homiak writes:
> Hi all.
> I am using alsa compiled into the kernel; for the most part my 
> sound is fine.
> I have a cdrecorder and a plain cdrom. Both of these work using headphones 
> in the cdrom jack and using the cdrom's own built-in volume control wheel.
> However, through the speakers using alsamixer, i can get no sound at all 
> from the cdrecorder. from the plain cdrom I get sound just fine if I 
> switch my speaker plug to the line out jack but i shouldn't have to do 
> this. I do have cd unmuted and volume level all the way up. I have an 
> sblive card.
> any suggestions?
> Thanks.
>  -- Cheryl
> "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
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				Janina Sajka, Chair
				Accessibility Workgroup
				Free Standards Group (FSG)

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