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Re: cannot adjust audio balance with OSS on old iBook

On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 04:34:25PM +0200, Frank Murphy wrote:
> I just noticed that I can't adjust the audio balance on my iBook. When I boot 
> into OS 9, I can adjust it, so it seems to be a Linux problem. When I adjust 
> the balance with aumix or xmms to be stronger on the left, the volume 
> decreases, and it increases when I strengthen it on the right. When I listen 
> to music, it is stereo. It's just the balance that won't work.
> Others seeing this? Any ideas where this problem might lie? Because it happens 
> in two audio apps, I imagine it's a lower-level problem. Anyone seeing the 
> same thing with ALSA?

Is this one of the round clamshell-style iBooks? I don't think I was
able to discern from the DACA mixer-control code I used as a reference
how to do it, so I just never took separate channels into account for
the DACA mixer-control code when I wrote that stuff. (Frankly, I was so
happy to have mixer control at the time, balance control didn't really
cross my mind.) I'm guessing no one's played with it since then.

Derrik Pates

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