i’ve tried playing with alsamixer and the pulse audio settings, but the volume level is still extremely low.
does anybody have any experience with this chip? i’ve found occurrences of people with similar problems, but nothing to fix it.
I’m trying to understand this last comment. Do you mean the fixes that worked for other people, didn’t work for you? Or do you mean the people with similar problems never had it fixed? If the later, please provide the links, as I would like to help those people. I’ve searched, and can’t find threads where users were abandoned with low volume levels on their PC.
… Typically low volume level is due to a misconfiguration, often in YaST > Hardware > Sound, or in one’s mixer (typically master volume or PCM volume too low).
I think he means that lots of people have similar problems, but nobody has posted anything that would fix it for him. Or for me.
I’m now on my second Dell laptop that has absurdly low volumes. When I go to YouTube, I have to set my volume sliders to almost 100% to be able to hear at all. My desktop, in sharp contrast, plays YouTube audibly at 30% or so.
Maybe it’s just an artifact of laptop speaker systems; when I plug my laptop into headphones or an amplifier, I can get reasonable levels (of course, in the latter case I’ve got a bit of outside electronics helping me…). But I’d like to think that a volume setting of around 50% would be audible on my laptop, with 100% being in the “would you PLEASE turn that down!” range.
Most of the suggested fixes I’ve seen so far are either (1) use various tools to set the mixer levels (duh) or (2) change modules.conf to specify a driver that works only on a particular machine that’s not mine.
“quanta” is a specific model option associated with an “ALC269” hardware codec, and is specific to that codec. I note the prefered openSUSE place to put the line “options snd-hda-intel model=quanta” is at the start of the /etc/modprobe.d/50-sound.conf file, and not a 99-local.conf file.