Simple sound system testing, is there a utulity to do this?
cl at isbd.net
Tue Dec 16 18:07:34 UTC 2008
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 10:44:18AM -0500, H.S. wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
> > I want to see if the sound is working OK on my system, is there
> > anything in ubuntu (well, xubuntu actually) that provides something like
> > Window's Control Panel "Sounds and Audio Devices" where you can test
> > and change the various system sounds as well as configure things?
> The easiest method is perhaps to go to Preferences->Sound and try out
I don't think xubuntu has that. The xubuntu settings manager "Sound"
icon just has boxes for turning inputs on and off.
> various test buttons and see if you can hears the sounds. You should
> also try:
> 1. Play a movie file.
> 2. Play a DVD or CD.
> 3. Play a flash movie in a website.
> If all these work, you should be good to do.
> Next, if you are pulseaudio, then I guess Pulseaudio Device manager
> should do the trick.
> But if you are using alsa, you can list the devices using 'aplay -L' and
> 'aplay -l' commands in a terminal. This will list the devices as cards.
> Next, to configure their controls, you can use 'alsamixer' command to
> set the levels. 'alsamixer -c n' will allow you to set the levels of
> card number n.
> If there is another GUI method to do all this, I would be interested too.
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