Rat 4.2.3 + mixer

Robert Olson olson at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Jun 8 15:44:27 CDT 2000

I was just trying this out on my machine that has I think the same card 
(ES1371-based AudioPCI). lspci calls it a:

Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 08)

ossmix sez

Selected mixer 0/AudioPCI 97 (CRY13/0x43525913)

The rat at


has been modified to not touch the master volume at startup. I don't see it 
touching the line level at all either when I start or when I adjust other 


At 12:53 PM 6/8/2000 -0500, Jay Tamboli wrote:
>Since installing Rat 4.2.4, we've had some problems with its control of
>the mixer.  I downgraded to 4.2.3 (we had made a jump from 4.2.2 to
>4.2.4), and the problems were still there, so the problem seems to have
>been introduced with Rat 4.2.3.  Both computers are running the OSS
>verison of Rat on Linux 2.2.12.  The problems are as follows:
>One of our computers has a soundcard identified by /dev/sndstat as an
>"Ensoniq AudioPCI / Sound Blaster PCI".  On this computer, and
>adjustment to the input gain in Rat causes the actual gain (as seen in
>another mixer program) to jump to 100%.  Rat is usable otherwise if the
>gain is set in another mixer program.
>The other computer has a soundcard identified by /dev/sndstat as an
>"Ensoniq AudioPCI 97".  On this computer launching Rat changes the
>master volume level to 22:0 (left:right).
>If anyone can offer advice on these problems, I would appreciate it.
>Thank you,
>Jay Tamboli

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