I'm back! (sort of)
JaneAndreas at gmx.com
Fri Jan 27 13:14:45 EST 2012
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Subject: Re: I'm back! (sort of)
On 01/24/2012 09:14 AM, Bas Wijnen wrote:
> On 24-01-12 04:01, Jane Andreas wrote:
>> Now I wonder if there are any fine-grained mixers available...
> There aren't; the hardware doesn't support it. It has three settings:
> mic boost (2 bit), input gain (5 bit) and output gain (2 bit).
There might not be a fine-grained hardware mixer available, but there's
a software one that can be enabled by configuring ALSA. I've done that
on my NanoNote because I felt all the available hardware volume levels
were rather too loud.
It shows up as a second volume control slider in the same mixer panel (I
named mine PCM because that's what programs tend to look for), and is
much more fine-grained than the master hardware one, so I just leave the
hardware slider alone and use the software slider instead.
The first version I posted here of this configuration broke recording
(and was therefore pulled back out of the default distro), but I've
since fixed that. I sent the final version to this list too, so it can
be found in the list archives, but I don't think it got picked up (yet?)
by the distro maintainers.
That configuration also allows multiple programs to play (and record)
sound at the same time, though I haven't found much use for that yet,
I can think of a use for that... recording things over a drum beat genenerated with either jdkdrum or csound.
beyond playing a bit with feedback (arecord|aplay, then aplay again)...
If you want it, I can send you the config file so you can use it on your
NanoNote - it shouldn't care what distro it's used on.
I would love it, but I would require some tutelage on where to put it and what do to it so it works.
Speaking of configuration files, I am wondering what the best approach to changing my keymap to Colemak is... I want to leave everything else the same, like the numpad, red keys, arrow keys, enter, etc. and just change the letter keys. So would it be better to have a separate file that I load after boot, or modify my current one (wherever that is...) What about trying to change locales in Debian? I will wait a while on this to see what people think...
Thanks and that is a YES on your config file, maybe you could even put it on the qi-wiki..,
By the way your name is cool, what is it's origin and pronunciation? I can't help but think it is /frod/, but it might be /froda/ also?
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