Weird Sound Problem

  • guitard00d
Posted: Sun, 11/04/2007 - 20:58
This is one problem that I just don't understand. I have an M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 that works just fine when the system is booted up into Windows 2000. When I boot up 64 Studio, start up Jack and the Meter Bridge, then start Hydrogen playing any of the demo songs, I only get sound out of the left channel - but the meter bridge shows signals on the left and right channels. The problem occurs no matter what program is creating sound, it's not a problem specific to Hydrogen. Is there a master balance setting somewhere that I'm just not seeing? Because, if both meters in the meter bridge are registering and the sound card works just fine under Windows 2000, then I have to assume that it's an ALSA issue. But when I double click on the volume control on the task bar, all I get is a window with one lonely slider in it, no balance control to be found. Any ideas?

Found It...

  • guitard00d
  • 10/15/07
  • Sun, 11/04/2007 - 21:46
Actually found the cure to the problem in the JackLab forums. For some reason, the Envy24 program allows you to fix it. Seems this is a common problem in that the defaults are set in such a way that one of the hardware output volumes are set to zero. Why this hasn't been corrected is beyond explanation. I think it's safe to assume that a problem like this would be enough to scare Linux newbies back to the world of Windows. They probably think "we'll, the sound works just fine in Windows, but not in Linux - I might was well stick with what works".