Originally posted by seaking
sorry... but same
By default, all ALSA levels are muted, so you need to unmute them and then store those settings.
The steps you take are the following:
1) You load the sound modules (i guess you already have done that)
2) Run "alsamixer", unmute the levels and set them as loud as you want. Exit alsamixer.
3) Run "alsactl store" as Zeistler mentioned.
Then the debian initscripts (/etc/init.d/alsa if i remember correctly) will restore the levels every time you boot, so sound
will work ok.
alsactl resides normally in /usr/sbin
In order to use it you must have the package "alsa-utils" installed.
If you don't have it installed then install it with apt-get.