Solved Audio levels low since upgrading to 13.0-RELEASE

VucanRidr

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I am running KDE on my desktop, and noticed after upgrading to 13.0-RELEASE, that my sound levels are much lower than they were on FreeBSD 12. I used to keep my speakers at about 50%, and managed the volume using the kmix mixer app in the system tray. The sound card is a Realtek ALC1150. Now, everything is maxed out, and I can barely hear. The input levels are actually low, since I can hear a hiss in my wireless headphones whch tells me that the input levels are low. There have been no hardware changes, and software-wise, freebsd-updated to 13.0-RELEASE, and done pkg upgrades to stay current (on the "latest" repository).

Has anyone else seen this and know of a fix?

Thanks,
--vr
 

jb_fvwm2

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Not on v13 yet, but cli players make mp3 and wav sound way higher pitched. Vs a browser. Unsure when it started. [ I posted this as solved here in
this thread and in the thread I made, but it really isn't. I have to compile
a kernel omitting the sound drivers to do any more testing.
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mplayer fixes the CLI audacious, mp3blaster, wavplay problem I just found out.
 
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VucanRidr

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This seems to be across the board...browser, amarok, even mplayer and mpg123. My speakers are maxed out, as is kmix, which should be blowing me out of the room.
And I have not seen any pitch problems in my case.
 
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VucanRidr

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Thank you, Alain. It turns out the mixer was set to 45. Bumped it up, and everything is working. Does the change get automatically get saved? I didn't see anything in the man page about saving.
 

Alain De Vos

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You can set the volume and issue.
Code:
service mixer onestop
service mixer onestart
But it seems desktop environments reset the mixer volumes independend of this.
 
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