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Tried all the very elegant suggestions to save the Alsa Mixer Settings, But alas, The mixer
resets every time I reboot. Speaker bar and Mike Bar always revert to "MUTE" and the slider for these
two items turns all red.
Distribution: Debian Wheezy/Jessie/Sid, Linux Mint DE
There is a command line interface to alsamixer. It is called amixer. You could write a simple bash script and auto run it whenever you start Gnome.
amixer is not terribly complicated, you just have to find out which card you are talking to and which are the relevant controls. It is best to try the commands interactively so you are sure which commands are the correct ones before putting them in a script.