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Old 07-29-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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Volume: Muted or LOUD

I did a full reinstall of Debian this morning and installed the Alsa drivers for sound the same way that I always do ( as described in this article: ).

It seems like the latest sources for Alsa have changed to the point that I cannot control my volume through my notebook speakers except to mute them - otherwise they are very loud.

I have volume control with headphones on and in apps with their own volume control. However the Gnome volume control applet and my keyboard volume controls do not adjust the volume.

I used the July 18th alsa-driver- snapshot from here:

Any ideas?

In the mean time, I will install the earlier version and see if that helps.
Old 07-29-2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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Problem solved. I installed Alsa again, but from the older snapshot that came out in June. So note to all, avoid the 18-Jul-2011 18:01 3.6M release of Alsa like the plague! The 09-Jun-2011 14:33 3.6M release works just fine.


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