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Old 09-17-2005, 02:17 PM   #1
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ALSA master volume in Intel sound card

Do you have a sound card like Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller and ALSA master volume doesn't work?

Some cards are using ALSA Headphone Volume to control "Master Volume". ALSA developers had put an option in module snd_intel8x0 to workaround this issue. Just put this line in /etc/modprobe.conf:

options snd_intel8x0 ac97_quirk=hp_only
So, next time module is loaded you have Master Volume where is suppose to be. Ah, you must reconfigure your mixer settings.

More info/options in:
or ALSA documentation.
Old 09-19-2005, 11:32 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure I got my sound to work on that chipset using:


then saving with:

'alsactl store'

the way I change my volume is with a commandline utility


make sure that the volume is not muted and that is is raised higher on "Master" and "PCM"


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