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SubjectRe: 2.2.0-pre7 - sound volume changed
> Previous kernels had 4 bit master volume controls for all ESS chips.
> Most ESS chips have 6 bit master volume controls however, so recent
> kernels use these volume controls. There is a difference between the
> 4bit and the 6bit controls: the former is linear and the latter is
> logarithmic. Which means 50% with 6 bits is not as loud as 50% with 4
> bits. 100% should be the same for both however.
>
> I checked it on both aES1868 and a ES1887: 100% still is very loud on
> both

In my case, at 100% the sound is much quiter in pre7 than in previous
kernels.

Eugene

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