Doubt with 5.1 volume control using ALSA
Hello ppl! I'm running Debian Sarge using ALSA. I've got a SB Live! 5.1 sc with a set of 5.1 speakers. Thing is that using alsamixer, etc, I can only adjust the desired volume level after sliding master, pcm, wave center, wave sorround, etc levels, and not by only adjusting the master level. So, I'm thinking, is there a way around this?
For example, when using XMMS there's no problem, since I control volume level by software, but, if an error occurs, I get the "crash" noise that really bangs my head....for all settings are high! So what I'd love to know is how to set all channels with only the master one, and still be able to adjust front, rear and center speakers independently if needed.
Best regards and thanks,