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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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