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My problem is fairly simple. I have the X220 laptop which has a very low speaker volume. The Ubuntu distro allows me to ramp up the volume to 150% and I can tell the difference as I can hear the payback. I think its a software feature as one of the side effects is that the speakers make a slight buzzing sound as the sound is distorted beyond its limit.
All I can tell you is that sound played on Ubuntu plays much louder. I also think early versions of puppy had a check box which allowed you to go over 100% to 150%.
Anyway I hope some one can come up with a suggestion as its a pain listening to anything on this laptop. Also I dont want to add external speakers or anything else. I wanted a software booster, any ideas?
In earlier versions of Puppy Linux, I am thinking of Puppy 4.2 here, the default media player had an option under the audio settings to increase the amplification to the speakers and it worked really well.
In the later versions of Puppy, all I have found is a setting called PCM that does a similar task.
But it is not the same as the amplification setting in the earlier versions of Puppy in the default media player.
This must've been in an earlier version of alsamixer. According to some reasearch, Puppy 4.2 came out around April 2009. That's around when Ubuntu 9.04 came out. 9.04 used ALSA 1.0.18rc3. Puppy 4.2 probably used the same (or around the same) version of ALSA. Currently, the stable version of ALSA is 1.0.25.